Who Are You?: We chat to Nilüfer Yanya

Within the pages of our print and online magazine lies a section of great importance. Titled ‘Who Are You?’, we stick our ear to the ground and introduce you to the sounds that are making people whisper up and down the country. Hopefully, some time in the near future, they’ll become the regulars on your Radio Stations, Spotify lists and gig listings! The section only allows for a couple of questions to be printed, so today we bring you the full introduction to one of our favourite new artists. In Issue Sixteen we spoke to Nilüfer Yanya. Head to her Facebook page and she will describe herself as a ‘Souful Indie 1 piece from London’ but we wanted to dig a little deeper.

Can you tell us who you are, where you’re from and about the music you make?

I’m a song writer/ singer/ musician from London.  The music I make changes style quite a bit , at the moment I’d say I’m making throwback grunge /punk / type tunes.

What’s special about where youre from? Has it inspired your music?

I think London is special because it being such a “major” city means the ability Londoners have to constantly keep re-writing history. I like to think that constant evolution Is part of my sound/ music.

What led you to form a band? A particular happening or mutual love for a record or sound?

Just felt compelled to. Sk8er rock compilation CDs brought me here.

 Can you tell us something that you really love?


Can you tell us something that you hate?


Can you tell us the story behind one of your songs?

Please draw a line to connect the correct story with the correct song title:

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What can we be excited for (from you) over the next 12 months?

You can catch me at a lot of festivals on my UK and Europe tour and I’m hopefully going to be releasing an album.