Nikko’s latest release, a double A-side single entitled 'About the Spirit/Smoke Alarms', features two new tracks taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, due for release later this year.
The tracks demonstrate a stylistic change in direction that showcases frontman Ryan Potter’s skills as a songwriter and lyricist, along with the band’s collective ability to craft these skills into distinctive and compelling arrangements.
released 28 July 2011
Ryan Potter - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Sam Whiting - bass
Jackson Briggs - lead guitar, slide
Blair Westbrook - drums, percussion
Guest vocals on 'About the Spirit' by Jacinta Walker
Violin on 'About the Spirit' by Adam Cadell
Piano on 'Smoke Alarms' by Daniel Kassulke
Recorded by Cameron Smith at The Old Museum and Browning Street Studios in June/July 2011. Mixed by Cameron Smith. Mastered by Naomune Anzai at Reel 2 Real Mix Master. Artwork by Trent Evans.
Special thanks to Cam Smith, Nao Anzai, Jacinta Walker, Adam Cadell, Daniel Kassulke, Elanor Khan, Trent "Big Dog" Evans, Shaun Tenzenmen, all of our wonderful friends and family, anyone who's ever bought a recording, come to a show or let us sleep on their floor, and the Brisbane and Australian independent music community. Cheers!
"Hovering between melancholic barroom balladry and thunderous post-rock, Nikko inhabit a niche in the Brisbane music scene
all of their own, a Gothic Western sound that lays the atmospherics on thick and never lets the tension slip… a force to be reckoned with."