Nilüfer Yanya's ambitious and compelling debut album Miss Universe arrived in March on ATO Records. An album packed with stellar singles and powerful songwriting, it has since seen widespread acclaim from publications including NPR - who handed it a First Listen - and Pitchfork who awarded it their coveted Best New Music accolade. Miss Universe received rave reviews from The Guardian - their Album of the Week - The Independent, MOJO, Q, Uncut, Wall Street Journal, Stereogum (Album of the Week), The Line of Best Fit (Album of the Week), CLASH, DIY, Loud & Quiet, The Skinny, All Music, Exclaim!, Dork, MTV News, Vinyl Me Please, and many many more. Testament to her global appeal, Yanya has to date accrued over 43,000,000 streams on Spotify alone.
Largely recorded in the same remote Penzance studio she used to jam in with her uncle Joe - a former musician himself - Miss Universe features co-productions with both her former school guitar teacher The Invisible's Dave Okumu and her live bandmates Jazzi Bobbi and Luke Bower, as well as producers John Congleton, Oli Barton-Wood, Will Archer and M.T. Hadley. Inventive, expressive and rapturous, the album has seen Yanya deservedly hailed as a true original and a vitally important new voice in indie-rock.