NIKKI LANE’S ANTICIPATED ALBUM
ALL OR NOTHIN’
OUT SEPTEMBER 5 2014
Produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)
“Lane hits that sweet spot between country-music earnestness and muddy rock grit, all on display via her new album, All Or Nothin’” – Elle
Hailed by Paste as a “12-song mission statement, a country record that banks on the kind of licks you’d hope to hear in Nashville without creeping into the territory of Music Row’s fabricated nostalgia” and described by the AV Club as “fiery takes on rebellion, surrender and romance,”
Nashville renaissance woman Nikki Lane’s hotly anticipated second album, All Or Nothin’, will be released in Australia on September 5 on New West Records\Warner Music Australia.
The album has garnered praise from NPR to Elle, the Nashville Scene and Flavorwire who singled out the record as one “10 Albums You Need to Hear” and exclaimed “it’s the attitude that’s worth your time.”
Produced by Dan Auerbach, who Lane met at her pop-up vintage clothing stall when he wanted to buy the 1940’s hunting jacket she was wearing, All Or Nothin’ is a rousing collection of songs that spans genres and eras and exudes with Lane’s characteristic attitude and Southern swagger. “I wrote with so many amazing musicians on this album but Dan was really instrumental in helping me figure out the direction we were going for,” Lane says.
Over twelve tracks, Lane sings tales about misbehaving, wanton desires, heartache, love and lust. “It’s always the right time to do the wrong thing,” she repeats like a mantra during the infectious opener “Right Time” (see below) and that statement might well define All Or Nothin’.
“I really consider this album to be a Nikki Lane mixtape of my thoughts and the sounds that I’m into so that’s why you can’t put it in a neat box,” Lane says. From the whimsical, dreamy sensation of “I Don’t Care” to the stripped-down acoustic duet with Auerbach, “Love’s On Fire,” to the plaintive ballad “Out of My Mind,” written with former touring partner J. Spaceman of Spiritualized and the woozy, blue-eyed soul of the title track, the album showcases the many sides of Lane and her diverse influences.
Lane’s passion for music is only matched by her passion for fashion, evident from her album cover, which features her decked out in a white fringe dress and gold cape, to her impeccable stage outfits – vintage embroidered shirts, boots, western attire, and leather motorcycle jackets. The born entrepreneur has parlayed her penchant and knowledge for the clothes of yesteryear into a successful business she calls High Class Hillbilly, a vintage clothing stall she takes around Nashville and out on tour with her, fueling the enterprise with pieces she collects on the road. In addition to selling her own wares, the style maven is highly sought after by clothing and accessory brands; she has worked with Warby Parker, Frye Boots, Minnetonka Moccasins, Billy Reid, TOMS and most recently Vans.
Like the thoughts and emotions behind them, Nikki Lane’s songs shift and ebb in the live setting but she promises whether she’s playing solo or with a full band she approaches each song “in the most badass way possible.”
All Or Nothin’ out September 5 through New West Records\Warner Music Australia
Nikki Lane has just been announced as part of the line-up for this October’s new Melbourne Americana Festival Out On The Weekend