The sound of New Jersey born Nicole Atkins is not easy to describe. It is a diverse, melancholy journey with a layer of darkness through the worlds of pop, country, soul and blues. She herself has coined it ‘pop noir’, a sound that combines traditional vocal styles with introspective lyrics. With each of her songs she manages to take her audience to a magical time and place, often with New Jersey as its setting. She describes the beauty of its Victorian mansions, its legendary fairgrounds and the Asbury Park rock and roll scene of which she is a member.
In 2007 Nicole Atkins released her debut album “Neptune City”, one that was very well received. You might also know her from her downright sensational cover of David Bowie’s song ‘Heroes’, one that she made with Postmodern Jukebox. With her most recent album, “Goodnight Rhonda Lee”, Atkins manages to create an irresistible setting full of timeless drama and tragedy.