“Turn off you mobile and crack out the ketamine, for the slo-faced SALEM are back with a typically glacial and grandiose take on Alice Deejay’s 1999 chart-dance banger from new EP ‘I’m Still In The Night’, out now. The video features Gisele Bundchen, because witch house is so hot right now, babes.” – Emily Mackay, Reviews Editor
IAMSOUND RECORDS will release the new SALEM EP on November 22nd.
NIKKI LANE’s “Walk of Shame” is one of Bill Wyman’s intriguing tracks of the week writes USA Today. The former Rolling Stones bass player said, “Bad girl. Very bad girl. From the very good new album of the same name.”
Among his other picks of intriguing tracks are Mahalia Jackson, Merle Haggard, and Popa Chubby.
Hot on the heels of a nonstop CMJ run, Nikki Lane is now embarking on her first US tour in support of Walk Of Shame, out now on IAMSOUND. She’ll be joining Noah and the Whale for a range of dates kicking off this coming Saturday and running up until Thanksgiving. For complete list of dates see below.
Additionally, we are excited to share with you the sweetly seductive video for Nikki Lane’s “Sleep For You,” directed by Jared Eberhardt (who also directed the excellent “Gone, Gone, Gone” video). Watch it here.
Sat. Nov. 5 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Sun. Nov. 6 — Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Tue. Nov. 8 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
Wed. Nov. 9 — Grand Rapids, MA @ Ladies Literary Club
Fri. Nov. 11 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Nov. 12 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon. Nov. 14 — Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Thu. Nov. 17 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Fri. Nov. 18 — Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sat. Nov. 19 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Mon. Nov. 21 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Tue. Nov. 22 — Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Wed. Nov. 23 — Nashville, TN @ Loveless Barn (Music City Roots)
Nikki Lane is a young singer who prefers an older style of country music to the poppier variety put out by most of her peers. But the South Carolina native had to go to California to find it.
“You move to L.A., you meet a bunch of cute boys and record nerds and you dip into all sorts of music,” Ms. Lane, who was born Nicole Lane Frady, said. “But growing up in the South, I had no idea who Loretta Lynn really was, nor did I care.”
“Turns out I love her,” she added. “But it didn’t figure that out until I was 25.”
Ms. Lane, now 28, channels Ms. Lynn and rockabilly queens like Wanda Jackson on her twangy, reverb-laden debut album, “Walk of Shame” (IAMSOUND), released in September. She now lives in Nashville, after a stint in New York, lured more by cheap rents and accessibility than by its status as the country music capital.
“It’s fun being at the center of what’s going on in a city, and that would have never happened in New York or Los Angeles,” she said. “In Nashville there’s a small scene but an intimate one — we all kind of do our own thing.”
Ms. Lane plays at the Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday and will tour nationally in November. She called on Friday to talk about courting the young, dirty and hip who populate CMJ, and how to beat stage fright. Here are edited excerpts from that telephone conversation.
Read the rest of the interview HERE.
NIKKI LANE and BLEEDING KNEES CLUB will be performing.
Excerpt from: Move The Crowd: A Report From The Americana Music Awards
The most interesting music I heard in Nashville — or heard about from others’ enthusiastic reports, given the hectic realities of any music fest — resists those conservative tendencies by connecting to the aspects of American roots music that are playful and boundary-pushing. Made by artists who want to move a crowd, not earn its hush reverence, this kind of Americana opens more doors than it closes.
The neo-honky tonk of Hayes Carll and Elizabeth Cook taps into the rabble-rousing outlaw country tradtion to address contemporary issues like the current conflicts in the Middle East, or mostly hidden subjects, like drug addiction’s affect on families. At the other end of the country spectrum, camera-ready ingénue NIKKI LANE follows the lead of self-created characters like Dolly Parton or Bobbie Gentry in creating a sound and image that’s as much about Hollywood as it is about some rural “holler.”
– Ann Powers
Read the entire article by clicking HERE.
Nikki Lane’s debut album ‘Walk of Shame’ is available now on our sister label IAMSOUND.
Nikki lane who’s debut album “Walk of Shame” was just released on Iamsound Records joins Noah & The Whale on their US tour in November.
Tour Dates Below..
11/5 BOSTON, Paradise Rock Club
11/6 PHILADELPHIA, Theatre of Living Arts
11/8 TORONTO, Phoenix Theatre
11/9 GRAND RAPIDS, Ladies Literary Club
11/11 CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
11/12 CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
11/13 MILWAUKEE, Turner Hall
11/14 MINNEAPOLIS, First Avenue
11/17 SEATTLE, Neptune
11/18 VANCOUVER, Venue/11/19 PORTLAND, Wonder Ballroom
11/21 SAN FRANCISCO, Great American Music Hal
11/22 ANAHEIM, House Of Blues
During the month of October, NPR will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by interesting new and noteworthy up and coming artists.
NIKKI LANE is one of those artists.
Head over to npr.org to hear two tracks from Lane’s recently released Walk Of Shame, and take advantage of some free dowloads!
NEW VILLAGER are heading to the UK & Europe for some shows.
Their debut album is out now. Dates below:
08-Nov UK, Glasgow, School of Art
10-Nov UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social
11-Nov UK, Liverpool, Contemporary Urban Centre – Liverpool Music Week
13-Nov UK, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15-Nov UK, London, Madame JoJo’s ‘White Heat’ 16-Nov UK, Birmingham, HMV Insitute
17-Nov UK, Bristol, Start the Bus
18-Nov France, Paris, Fleche D’Or – Les Inrocks
19-Nov Holland, The Hague – Crossing Border
21-Nov Germany, Berlin, Crystal Tue
22-Nov Germany, Cologne, Studio 672