Bio —

Nina Kohout is a 21 year old Slovak artist currently based in the UK, where she’s just finished her studies at The BRIT School. In 2020, Nina won the Radio_Head award for the Newcomer of the Year (curated by the Slovak national radio), which she received for her debut single Blue Sunray. Her critically acclaimed debut EP Pandemonium (incl. the song Moonlight featured as the Song of the Day by KEXP Radio) got Nina’s name mentioned in BBC Radio and music magazines such as Under the Radar, Louder than War, and Electronic Sound magazine. Her past shows include playing at the iconic Kino Šiška in Ljubljana, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton, Santeria in Milan, Waves Vienna Festival, Liveurope Festival in Prague, as well as the biggest European showcase festival Eurosonic in the Netherlands. In 2023, Nina Kohout unveiled two singles, including ‘Little Butterfly,’ which made its debut on BBC Radio 6 Music, offering a glimpse of what to expect from her debut album scheduled for release in 2024.

Her music connects the eerie atmosphere of ancient Slovak folklore, classical music elements, and the freshness of innovative electronica. Subsequently, she creates her own timeless, rather strange, and anarchic musical world. Nina Kohout is a sonic storyteller who pushes the boundaries of musical obedience, forming a constant conversation between an invasive horror and a fragile purity. 

Press quotes —

“Beautiful, charming and astutely stripped-down chamber pop of Nina Kohout.”

— Richard Foster / Louder than War

“While as a singer her talent is undeniable, it is her songwriting and composition that help her to stand out. Whether she performed at the piano or with an acoustic guitar the music danced with these narratives in a mesmerising way, packed with influences from classical music, folk songs, traditional waltzes and even elements of Arabic composition.”

— James Thornhill / Under the Radar

“Nina Kohout casts a spell upon onlookers in the Kabinet (stage), as her teenage take on trip hop and alt pop is at once innovative and enigmatic.”

— Jimi Arundell / FMS Magazine

“There’s a vibe of Goldfrapp and Portishead in the arrangement, which makes an excellent backdrop for Nina’s haunting vocal. Delicate, special and at just 18 years of age, Nina surely has a bright and successful future ahead.”

“The EP feels like a strong start to a career of unlimited possibilities. It’s creative and surprisingly mature, just like Nina herself. I’m certain her star will continue to rise.”

— Jeremy Hill / Spectator

“Nina Kohout is very young, and I genuinely do not know if we have had such a comprehensive talent in singing, composing, producing, and performing. Nina is far ahead, yet she is just getting started. Keep an eye on her.”

— Marian Jaslovsky / Tyzden

“As if Alejandro Amenábar made Alice in Wonderland for the symphonic Björk, as if closing one’s eyes finally meant completely feeling the world around. The Slovak singer Nina Kohout is releasing a multi-genre, in places playfully picturesque and in the production wonderfully compact EP Pandemonium.”

— Mojesbirka

“I went into Nina’s set completely blind, not knowing exactly what I would be facing for the next thirty minutes…what followed was a mesmerising experience.”

— Christian le Surf / Brighton and Hove News

Music —
Flavoured & Eaten

single (2024, Deadred Records)

Song of an Unborn Mother

single (2023, Deadred Records)

Little Butterfly

single (2023, Deadred Records)

Pandemonium

EP (2022, Deadred Records)

Moonlight

single (2021, Deadred Records)

Blue Sunray

single (2020, Deadred Records)

For full list of released music including collaborations please follow this link (the page MUSIC on this website).

Shows —
Selected past shows
  • Eurosonic Festival, Groningen (NL)
  • Santeria, Milan (IT)
  • Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton (UK)
  • Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (SL)
  • Waves Vienna Festival (AT)
  • Budapest Showcase Hub (HU)
  • Bratislava Jazz Days (SK)
  • 229 Venue, London (UK)
  • Ahoi! Pop Festival, Linz (AT)
  • United Islands of Prague festival, Prague (CZ)
  • Liveurope Festival, Prague (CZ)
  • Pohoda Festival, Trencin (SK)
Videos —
Photos —

Click on each image for the hi-res version. Follow this link to download all photos in the cloud.

Contact —
Management & Booking

Mimi Gillings
ninakohoutmusic@gmail.com
(SK) +421 918 193 811
(UK) +44 792 565 7194

Record Label

Deadred Records*
hello@deadred.sk
+421 903 868 882