Nikki Lane 'Denim and Diamonds' LP
From the first bass note within the driving drum beat you can tell something is different about the new record from Nikki Lane. The backbeat feels like a gutsy strut while the lead guitar feels like a revved up engine shifting gears. Denim and Diamonds comes out firing, spit shining the cowboy boots and tossing on a jean jacket.
Produced by Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Denim and Diamonds has the Highway Queen embracing a more rock-oriented sound while still maintaining the heartfelt outlaw country sound she has developed across her previous three releases. Denim and Diamonds still has the fuck-off flare of which Nikki has come to be known. Her stylized, story-telling lyrics are all there as well as her catchy country hooks.
The outlaw country sound is now balanced out with a gritty guitar and a machine gun snare that echoes the sound of 70's rock. Nikki Lane has made a record that sounds new and old. Familiar and surprising.
Catalogue number: LPNW5644IEC
Label: New West