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Posts Tagged ‘Religious to Damn’

Music Interview with Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn

Described as pretty gypsy, garage psych. Me neither. However this description does surprisingly make sense when you listen to Religious to Damn. Here is my interview with the lead singer; Zohra Atash.

Written by Helen Martin

Religious to damn by Gemma Smith
Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith

Religious to Damn's lead singer is Zohra Atash, a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, a voice a bit like Alison Goldfrapp and Natasha;Bat For Lashes, and an excellent (seemingly well behaved) fringe. The Brooklyn band's album, Glass Prayer, is out now on M'Lady's Records. I caught up with Afghan-American Zohra, and asked her a few questions.

Hello, could you introduce yourself for us please?
My name is Zohra Atash, I’m a singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter. My primary project is Religious to Damn.

Could you describe what your music is like?
I try to make music that’s atmospheric and elegant, thoughtful and melodic. Some people have said that it’s cinematic and evokes a certain sense of expansiveness, which I’d agree with.

Where are you from?
My parents are Afghan, but I was… read more

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