"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)
“On LAMB, Kazmi offers a collection of songs that are diverse, atmospheric, emphatic, textured, and thought-provoking. She is not afraid to shy away from the mainstream, and while her songs can sometimes seem abstract, they are still accessible. There is often juxtaposition in Kazmi’s vocals, at times pure and sweet, other times piercing and bold.”
 Nina Ellis, Cryptic Rock (US)  (September 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 

Interview in Vents Magazine 
Interview in Vents Magazine 
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"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)

"The black and white music video is minimalistic and simple, which is actually perfect as it puts all the attention on Nadia and her vibrant energy."

Her powerful style of singing meshes perfectly with her backing rock band, which features a guitar player who...charismatically rips on guitar...they not only introduced a slowly arriving audience to their own original tunes, but also displayed some interesting covers of Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ and ‘I Am The Walrus." - Live show review @Brooklyn Night Bazaar
- Tom Shackleford (New York), Pancakes and Whiskey (US) (November 2014) 

"...close your eyes while listening to this CD that offers a surprising interpretation of Leonard Cohen as you would never have imagined? A great success... A real cry of love and a moving tribute." (translated from Frenc
   - SM, Le Cri du Coyote (France) (Nov 01, 2011)
“["Strange Song" is in fact a rock with noisy distortion, dirty guitar riffs and relentless energy of Nadia's voice. Her pure throat sometimes reminiscent of singers like PJ Harvey and Bjork. She is a steamroller that nothing and no one stops. You love it or you hate it. Unfortunately the euphoria only lasts 35 minutes.] (translated from Dutch to English)”
Johan Schoenmakers, Alt Country Forum (Netherlands) (Jul 17, 2011)
"Nadia sounds, on this album at least, like a powerful presence who will do things her way or not at all...A brave album then but one that works extremely well and leaves you wanting more…what more could we ask for?"
“A singer of tremendous range and power, Kazmi also has winning interpretive instincts...Kazmi is up to the task and Strange Song is a convincing effort loaded with intensity and urgency.”
Alex Green, Caught in the Carousel  (US) (Jul 12, 2011)

"...she also bears out her versatility as a vocalist, affecting both subtlety and raw power with unassuming confidence... With considered, well-crafted lines of imagery and metaphors, Kazmi evokes a rare sense of emotional purpose that makes her music all the more compelling."

“Clean and clear, Kazmi’s voice cuts across my heart as I listen to Arrival. Her en- ergy comes at me with the playing of each new soul- filled song on her ten track album. ... Classic and bold, her voice seems to come from a different century. ”
- Caitlin Snider, Elmira Independent (Canada) (Apr 09, 2010)

“✭✭✭✭✭ Calgary native releases enchanting debut album. A singer-songwriter from Calgary now living in Brooklyn, New York, Nadia Kazmi showcases her powerful vocals on her debut album, Arrival. Nadia sings as if each lyric comes straight from her heart. From her melancholic whispers in Julian to frenzied rock temper tantrums in Tyranny of the Heart and touching on genres from blues to techno, Arrival goes beyond the bounds of ordinary music. TIFFANY’S FAVE TRACK: Julian”

“The title track instantly reminded me of the 70’s musical Hair; especially the glorious, feel good, sing-along chorus. Meanwhile, “Tyranny Of The Heart”could have been plucked right out of the original Shaft soundtrack. Overall, Arrival is a solid debut that really showcases Nadia’s lyrical prowess and her taste for a universal soul/rock sound.”
Jason Gladu, Pop Journalism (Canada) (Apr 26, 2010)

“...[A] unique blend of genres complimenting her strong vocals...[H]er lyrics have a message and are interesting. ...[s]he still gives her music a unique spin.... a lot of promise on this debut and it should only lead to more great music in the future.”

“9.5-out-of-10 You might want to etch the name Nadia in your musical memory, because this gal has the stuff to break big.”

“...[A] collection of indie-rock soul songs that will move you — some physically, some emotionally. This album makes me want to slip on a cocktail dress, dig out those killer heels, and sip back a glass of Chateau Margaux. In other words, it's the auditory definition of classy.”
“Nadia is a Canadian born singer/songwriter with a penchant for metaphoric lyrics and eclectic musical influences. Her influences of rock, soul and folk are evident on her debut album Arrival from the Beatles-esque Julian to the soulful pop of Arrival and the bluesy depth of the Blues Always Bleed Red. Her live show is a ruckus energetic version of the album.”
Music Think Tank (US) (Mar 19, 2010)

“Calgary born, Singer/songwriter, Nadia Kazmi’s recent release “Arrival” includes a variety of moods, insightful lyrics, telling stories, and an edge that puts me in mind of a mix between Sam Brown (Stop, 1989) and a more melodic Yoko Ono from Double Fantasy. Track three, Julian, is haunting and very pretty. Kazmi is interesting, new, and certainly different. Visit for further info. * * * * *”
Roxanne Delage, Cornwall Seaway News (Canada) (Mar 10, 2010)

“[E]njoyed the blues feel the Vocalist Nadia Kazmi has a smooth sound that is strong and versatile. Her voice changes to fit the mood but continues a full soulful, sweet, and silky sound. [t]hose slower tracks strike me as city summer driving tunes. So take listen. ”
Nic/Fraser Wareham, Moose Jaw Times (Canada)  (Feb 16, 2010)

"Never failing with her unique storylines, Kazmi leaves the listener questioning what is to come next. Songs like “Mother” have a classic, ageless feel, almost as if they belong in another era."
Annie Reuter, You Sing I Write (US)  (Aug 24, 2009)

“Songs like Mother, are nicely written...[n]ot a stereotypical track you might expect from a pop-rock female artist. Tyranny of the Heart gets raw, more rock. Nadia unleashes her chords...She has the promise to be another Canadian gold mine. RATING: 4.5 of 5 stars”
Ross Christopher, Awaken Music (US) (Jul 27, 2009)

“Nadia . . .is bringing something refreshing and new to the music industry with her mix of pop, rock and soul. Nadia is also giving her fans some of the most soulful lyrics, great hooks, and interesting sounds that will have them begging for more. ”