Track Of The Day – Nicole Atkins – ‘Red Ropes’ – Exclusive.

We’ve been fans of the best thing to come out of New Jersey since Springsteen and Paulie Walnuts, acclaimed singer songwriter Nicole Atkins, for quite some time!  We’ve followed her in a none stalky way ever since her ‘Bleeding Diamonds’ EP  introduced us to a vocal and song writing talent that left us in awe. A voice that can send shivers down your spine, illuminate the bleakest of days and generally make the world seem a better place (yes even Birkenhead on giro day!)

Since then she ‘s performed on ‘Letterman,’ ‘Conan,’ ‘Later With Jools Holland,’ released two critically acclaimed albums, collaborated with David Byrne, toured with The Black Keys, hung out with Springsteen fell out with her record company, and  generally experienced the often bumpy but nevertheless exciting ride that only venturing out on the rock n roll highway can offer.  Some people are, as they say , born to do it !

She reunites with Tore Johansson who produced her beautiful début album ‘Neptune City’ for her third long player entitled ‘Slow Phaser’ which includes a number of tracks co-written with the legendary Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Bad Seeds, and The Cramps).  She’s also given us an exclusive stream of one such track,  the first from the forthcoming album, the dark sensual ‘Red Ropes.’  She’s  just touched down in the UK to start a tour opening for the EELS and y’know what? The world really does seem a better place – it’s great to have her back and sounding on such great form. Check the song out below and catch her on tour (dates below.)

Here she is on Jools Holland

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UK TOUR DATES

                                   2013  UK TOUR DATES WITH EELS
March 17Manchester, UKManchester AcademyTICKETS
March 18Glasgow, UKO2 AcademyTICKETS
March 19Leeds UKO2 AcademyTICKETS
Monday 20London, UKSlaughtered Lamb*TICKETS
March 21London,  UKO2 Academy BrixtonTICKETS
March 23Bournemouth, UKO2 AcademyTICKETS
March 25Brighton, UKDomeTICKETS
March 26Norwich, UKUEATICKETS
March 27Nottingham, UKRock CityTICKETS
March 29Bristol, UKO2 AcademyTICKETS
March 30Birmingham, UKO2 AcademyTICKETS
*Solo Show

 

28 thoughts on “Track Of The Day – Nicole Atkins – ‘Red Ropes’ – Exclusive.”

  1. As usual – super! Waiting on the new album, if this is an example from it, it will be worth the wait.

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    • She actually doesn't.. at least not that I've ever seen (and I've seen her in person a lot..) I think it's just the image thing.

      That's also a very old photo.. she hasn't had short hair in at least 4 years or so.

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  2. That’s actually “BLEEDING DIAMONDS” and not Blood Diamonds….

    Saw her in St. Louis a couple years ago. Puts on a stellar show and I just love her music; voice and songwriting together make a terrific blend.

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    • I wish I knew! But I do know that my musical world is a much better place with her in it. People might wake up from the cultural inertia that sees them happily acquiesce to being spoon fed warm diarrhoea by big labels, looking for easy lays and quick cash. Which is clearly insane when there’s such timeless talent like Nicole out there !

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  3. Incredible talent , crazy that she isn’t a huge star. if there’s a bigger talent out there I’ve yet to hear them :-X

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  4. Andy Dandy – you know how long I've been into her music. Yup, me n' Paulie Walnuts and all the Jersey Shore peeps (Snookie – is that you I see there?) – so – it's always great to read a wonderful new feature like this!

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  5. Andy Dandy – you know how long I've been into her music. Yup, me n' Paulie Walnuts and all the Jersey Shore peeps (Snookie – is that you I see there?) – so – it's always great to read a wonderful new feature like this!

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  6. What a voice, what a gal. Heard her talk about this site on stage so here Iam.

    Great site man, and anyone who’s a friend of Nicole is certainly good by me ! :)

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