Nicole Atkins calls Neptune, New Jersey (a shore town just down the cost from Asbury Park) home. She now calls NYC home and (in addition to opening for the likes of indie rockers like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The National) she was named one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 artists to watch earlier this year.
Her songs are throwbacks and recall the buoyant girl-group pop songs of the 50’s and 60’s and would provide the perfect soundtrack to an Under The Sea themed high-school dance. Her voice has been compared to Loretta Lynn’s (not a bad compliment at all) and (by me) Gwen Stefani’s. Needless to say that I’m pretty excited for her forthcoming major label debut called Neptune City. The record drops June 26th.