Ninet; SXSW & Tour Dates, Debut USA Album, Paper Parachute is Out Now

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“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

“Ninet Tayeb Evolves From ‘Israeli Idol’ Into L.A. Rock Goddess” –Billboard

“…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

“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


In support of her new USA debut album, Paper Parachute (out now), Ninet just wrapped her first North American tour, including a sold out (in a snowstorm!) show at Mercury Lounge in NYC and will be heading to Austin as one of the official SXSW artists. See tour dates below.

Ninet Tayeb is more than a household name — the acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress is arguably the biggest entertainment figure in her home country of Israel.  But the road here — to her fifth album, which is 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.

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.

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 and just released Paper Parachute. The full-length (which includes singles “Subservient, “Superstar”, and “Child”) is available now.

NINET Tour Dates
March 15 – Austin, TX – Swan Dive
March 16 – Cheer’s Rooftop
March 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café (special acoustic set)

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