Album review: Nina Nesbitt, Peroxide

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NINETEEN-year-old Edinburgh singer Nina Nesbitt quickly built up a live reputation by proving a hit at last summer’s festivals and that same stage confidence shows on her debut album.

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Nina Nesbitt Peroxide album cover. Pic: Comp

Nina Nesbitt Peroxide album cover. Pic: Comp

Peroxide delivers a confident, street-savvy take on folk, with the lyrics encapsulating her times with maturity and subtle wit.

Lead single Selfies mocks ironically, “I’ll post it up in black and white, with a depressing quote on my life,” but there are tender moments too, including The Hardest Part and its “I’d give anything just to be with you again but it’s not the right time” refrain.

For the most part, this is exactly what you’d expect - catchy pop with the occasional soft rock ballad (Kodaline make an appearance on Hold You) but it’s the conviction that sells it most. A bright future beckons for Nesbitt; so bright it won’t even need bleaching.