Apr 22, 2022
Shilpa Ray released her album Teenage and Torture in 2011 on Knitting Factory Records and found her a fan in Nick Cave who started telling music journalists she was a favorit. Cave brought her on tour as support and recorded the song Pirate Jenny with her. Then Cave hired Shilpa to sing backup on his Bad Seeds tour. Shilpa has also served as main support for Man Man and Acid Mother’s Temple as well as the opening act for Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, and A Place to Bury Strangers. Shilpa just released her new album Portrait of a Lady via Northern Spy.