“…for every head bopper [on Paper Parachute], there is a slower track that puts Ninet’s breathy old-school vocals at the forefront. The combination strikes a great balance which will leave you hooked all the way through the album.” – NYLON
“Ninet Tayeb is an Israeli singer whose rock star vibes come through both in the studio and her stage show. She has a real stadium presence.” – NPR
“She comes brandishing a singular blend of blues twang and Middle Eastern instrumentation, Lana Del Rey melancholy and the fiery fierceness of Alison Mosshart. Throw in a few not insignificant doses of sensuality and soulfulness, and it’s not hard to imagine American audiences falling for her.” – BlackBook
“Since her arrival, Tayeb has been devouring the expansiveness of Los Angeles’ bustling music scene with delirious hunger… As a fan of the grunge and rock scenes, it’s clear that Tayeb has a tendency towards wildly impassioned performances… Sweaty, hot, burning with fiery deliverance, Tayeb isn’t just catharsis and release, she’s the aftermath as well, electrifying in the afterglow of the agony and the ecstasy.” – Grimy Goods
Israeli singer/songwriter Ninet is excited to premiere her new full-length album Paper Parachute. Already recognized as one of the most influential musicians in Israel, Ninet was determined to bring her distinctive sound overseas, fusing elements from her wide array of influences which include PJ Harvey, Bjork, and Jeff Buckley. With the release of singles “Subservient” and“Superstar”, Ninet felt more than welcomed by new fans and critics alike in the U.S. as well as her homeland. Fans can stream Paper Parachute.
When asked about Paper Parachute, Ninet said: “Paper Parachute was written in order to help me feel not so lonely in this world. It doesn’t matter who you’re with or how many people you’re surrounded by. I want you and you and you to listen to this album and know that you are not alone on planet earth. Find your ‘Temporary Satisfaction’, dive deep into the ‘Ocean’ of life.”
Heralded by NPR, Paste Magazine, Rolling Stone, and many more for her solo performance at SXSW as well as her involvement with Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, Ninet is no stranger to the states and has made L.A. her home base for the release of her forthcoming album Paper Parachute. The full-length (which includes singles “Subservient”, “Superstar”, and “Child”) will be available for purchase on February 3, 2017.
Given the success of Ninet’s current and first official U.S. tour, additional shows have been added. Ninet will be performing in Philadelphia at Voltage Lounge on February 14th and throwing an album release party in Los Angeles at Echoplex on February 16th.
2/6 – Somerville, MA – Thunder Road
2/9 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
2/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
2/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
2/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
In her native Israel, Ninet Tayeb is more than a household name — the acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress is arguably the biggest entertainment figure in the country. But the road here — on the verge of her fifth album, which will be the first to be released in the U.S. — has been anything but comfortable and straightforward. Even a cursory listen to these new songs reveals an artist with deep resilience, fierce determination, and disarming vulnerability. Along with an unflinching vision of her own path, those are traits that have allowed Ninet to emerge as the wild and free voice you hear on this record.
As incongruent as it seems today, over a decade ago the aspiring artist first found success by winning “Israeli Idol”, launching her to instant fame. Her debut album took less than a day to go platinum and yielded five #1 singles, not to mention a long-running TV series (which she starred in) based on her life.
Her acting career took off; she delivered an electrifying performance in the movie “The Assassin Next Door” and was nominated for Best Actress in the 2010 Israeli Theatre Awards. On her second album Communicative, she turned inward and deeply explored her musical identity — to influences like Jeff Buckley and P.J. Harvey. Public reaction was immediate and harsh. She was pelted with objects at her album launch show. She played to almost no one on the subsequent tour. That night was a turning point. Ninet stayed on that stage — both figuratively and literally. Slowly but surely, people listened. More than that, they responded — turning Ninet into Israel’s favorite artist and a two-time winner of Israel’s “Favorite Music Act” at MTV Europe’s Music Awards.
Read more info HERE and see the Subservient video.