“ From the very start, Kazmi is skilled at building anticipation, with the creeping synth and bold, separated guitar strokes that theatrically set the scene." [Have You Here Single Review]
Unrecorded - Aruna River (August 2022)
“ Inspired by youthful experiences of love and loss, Kazmi connects with audiences on a heartfelt level. The richness of her vocals brings a sense of strength, but they also ooze desperation and heartache. Listening to this track is like being tossed into a sonic whirlpool with little dots of coloured light flashing before your eyes – completely overwhelming and intoxicating." [Have You Here Single Review]
The Other Side Reviews - Nicole Mendes (July 2022)
"Kazmi’s songs are like letters from a friend. They’re reassuring, insightful, easy to cherish. They invite revisitation, and sometimes even contemplation. And they continue reverberating long after they’re done playing."
Vents Magazine - By RJ Frometa (Feb, 2018)
"Kazmi creates an interesting mix of moody wall of sound and timeless, Leonard Cohen inspired songwriting. ‘Gold Into Dust’ is four minutes of lovely music readymade for rainy Sundays and long drives. The song structured with brilliant bridge you won’t be able to get out of your head."
Impose Magazine (US) - by Sophie Kemp (May, 2017)
Ultimately, Gold into Dust captures a range of raw, unforgiving emotion through crunchy overdrive, warm reverb, and reflective lyricism that establishes Nadia Kazmi as a potent, formidable indie rock force.
Atwood Magazine (US) - by Mitch Mosk (May 2017)
"Earnest, imaginative and relatable without being overwrought, Nadia Kazmi is a compelling blues-infused indie rock artist with a knack for imagery and a lean attack on what it means to be a female on the music scene. Incorporating genres that reach far beyond the tropes of the safe musician"Black on the Canvas (US) - By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi (November 2015)
“Father Knows Best” is another surprising track on the album. The guitars and rhythm in the song own this song. If you are a fan of the Sheepdogs and the sound that they represent then you can dig this song for sure.”Matt Hartwick, Kingston Music Reviews (US) (October 2015) “Singer/songwriter Nadia Kazmi incites something fierce on her third release, LAMB…where Kazmi’s creative audacity manifests in striking moments of angst and often fuck-all defiance like “Kill The Monster” and the coiled-riffed “Father Knows Best,” the songs boasting punk’s brevity and swagger if not its most jarring sonic discord.”
Donald Gibson, Write on Music (US) (October 2015)
“The initimate songs with its poetic twists and her passionate range are what she’s truly known for.”
Jennifer Khedaroo, Queens Ledger - (US) (September 2015)
“The murky tune “Haunting” is a tremendous example of how Kazmi approaches blues rock: stylistically it’s similar to the lean attack of Anna Calvi, but Kazmi’s singing steers it into much sultrier territory. It’ll stay with you long after first hearing it...”
Adrien Begrand, PopMatters, (US) September 2015
"... diverse tunes such as throbbing, angry opener Kill the Monster, chugging and melodically pleasing Lamb In Wolf’s Clothing and strumming beauty Winter’s Queen, which, itself, is a florid take on her frosty prairie upbringing....As a whole, it continues her explorations, a dramatic, dark, smouldering and raw weaving of her poetic observations and intent through the underworld where art rock, smarm punk and indie pop intermingle, where acts such as Cohen, Patti Smith, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave come to drink and play."
Mike Bell, The Calgary Herald (Canada) (August 2015)
“I was hooked as soon as the first track, “Kill The Monster” started playing, and was pleasantly surprised that the songs that followed were just as good. It’s great to hear a super talented female rocker that brings everything she has to the table with her music.”
Jenna Menalson, Canadian Beats, September 2015
"she’s well worth acquainting yourself with, especially if you like a little bit of grit with your rock and your roll"
- Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, Rolling Spoon Magazine (Canada) (August 2015