Tag: Shura

SHURA interview – Evening Standard, 16 Aug 2019

As Shura releases her second album, she’s in a new place, in every sense. New sound, new home, new love – the 28-year-old singer-producer has lots to talk about on a brief visit to her old stomping ground in London before she returns to her current one, Brooklyn. The title of her comeback single, BKLYNLDN, seemed like a cool way… Read more →

SHURA interview – Evening Standard, 27 May 2016

Shura doesn’t look exactly like the greatest new pop act around as she ambles along the street to meet me outside a Brighton cafe. Pint-sized in baggy denim, with sunglasses, a high beanie hat and giant headphones perched facing forwards above her ears, continually lighting and relighting a roll-up, it’s unlikely there are any stylists gaining employment from the 24-year-old’s… Read more →

SHURA, Electric Brixton – Evening Standard, 18 Sept 2015

The power of internet buzz became visible in Brixton last night when Aleksandra “Shura” Denton performed to a sizeable sweating mass of fans without a hit single or an album to her name. This was a big place to fill when the conventional measures of pop success have yet to be met. But her song Touch, a soothing, simple soul… Read more →

BBC RADIO 1 FUTURE FESTIVAL, Maida Vale Studios – Evening Standard, 14 Jan 2015

The class of 2015 gathered in the BBC’s venerable Maida Vale Studios to present the hit songs of the next 12 months, in an annual exercise broadcast live by Radio 1 that invariably proves prescient. After performing here this time last year, Sam Smith, George Ezra and Royal Blood all made number one albums, so it was worth 120 ballot… Read more →