A unique enigma from Bermuda
Heather Nova emerged in the early 1990s. Her first album was hailed as "a stoned black olive among drab greens" by NME, and for many years she was well-established in the world of alternative rock. Her live shows have an intensity and uniqueness that have always created a buzz, with such combinations as a cello plus distorted guitars. Heather's self-penned songs are raw and emotional, frequently injected with cool pop melodies—a combination that has often seen her fall through genre cracks. This has both helped and hindered her. The London Evening Standard recently called Heather "one of pop's most enduring enigmas" for good reason. She has always made her own way and has had little regard for current trends. Her ninth and latest album, "The Way It Feels," has echoes of Americana, bit of dark folk, a banjo and some pedal steel here and there. Chris Riffle opens.