Nikki Lane turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ear, crafting songs that crucify ex-boyfriends and have no problem with one-night stands as long as she can bolt town right after. Her cooling-yet-brutal vocals are a perfect fit with an aching, mournful guitar. Her tales of misbehaving, wanton desires, heartache, love and lust, sung in her distinct Southern drawl, have won over fans and critics alike and have propelled her into the spotlight.
Her stunning third album Highway Queen, just out this year, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Nikki’s new music resonates as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.
Approaching life with an eyes wide open, take no prisoners atttitude, outlaw-country rocker Nikki Lane is an edgy and earnest musician with a compelling sound all her own and not to be missed.