SEVDALIZA (Iran, The Netherlands)

“The work of a mind that has styled its interior down to the most immaculate detail.” PITCHFORK


Sevdaliza is an autodidactic singer, songwriter, director and composer. Her creations contrast husky vocals with cutting strings and bass lines setting an enigmatic mood. Born in Iran and residing in the Netherlands, Sevdaliza has made quite the impression with her consistent release of audio-visual experiences. Her melancholic visceral voice floats over beds of thumping trip-hop dubs, married with classical harmonies. Rhythmic tensions build slowly into chaotic climaxes. Her work has been described as “genre-bending”, drawing on various styles including electronic, punk, trip-hop, grime and the avant-garde.


In 2017, Sevdaliza debuted with the “ISON” LP. The release of the album was received with praise by basically all leading media worldwide and was followed by a sold-out headline tour through Europe and the US. Sevdaliza’s latest feat is the vivacious “The Calling” EP, which was presented at various iconic European summer festivals such as Primavera Sound, Bad Bonn Kilbi, Lowlands, Melt!, EXIT and Open’er.