Bio —

Nina Kohout is a 20 year old Slovak artist currently based in the UK, where she’s just finished her studies at the notorious 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 Kino Šiška in Ljubljana, the United Islands of Prague, the Ahoi! Pop Festival in Linz, as well as the biggest Slovak festival Pohoda. At the beginning of 2023, Nina performed at the biggest European showcase festival Eurosonic, where together with a string quintet, she presented her uniquely coloured art pop.

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.”


“Nina Kohout is one of the greatest talents of the Slovak music scene. Beautiful voice, ethereal appearance, great English and intimate music with meaningful lyrics. These are the prominent signs of her.”

— Martina Simonakova /

“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.”


Music —
Little Butterfly

single (2023, Deadred Records)


EP (2022, Deadred Records)


single (2021, Deadred Records)

Blue Sunray

single (2020, Deadred Records)

Tiny Bit

track on compilation (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)
  • The Great Escape Festival, Brighton (UK)
  • 229 Venue, London (UK)
  • Ram Jam Records, London (UK)
  • Green Door Store, Brighton (UK)
  • ACCA, Brighton (UK)
  • Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (SL)
  • Ahoi! Pop Festival, Linz (AT)
  • United Islands of Prague festival, Prague (CZ)
  • Liveurope Festival, Prague (CZ)
  • Pohoda Festival, Trencin (SK)
  • Nova Cvernovka, Bratislava (SK)
Videos —
Photos —

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Contact —
Management & Booking
(SK) +421 918 193 811
(UK) +44 792 565 7194

Record Label

Record label
Deadred Records*
+421 903 868 882