Nikki Lane releases sophomore album, tours (2014)

On Nikki Lane’s acclaimed sophomore album, All Or Nothin’, she sings about misbehaving and raising hell. And, in the video for her single “Right Time,” the Nashville chanteuse shows us just what happens when you cross her, or her friends. Named one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” the country music tastemakers just premiered the music video, which showcases the fierce singer as a weapon-wielding revenge specialist that all bad boys should fear. Watch and share it HERE.
Since Lane’s record was released earlier this month, her classic country meets rocker chic has struck a big chord. Currently on newsstands, Rolling Stone features her in a breaking artist profile titled, “The Rise of a Country Rebel,” while Rhapsody chose her as their “Ones to Watch” artist for the month of May – exclaiming that Lane’s “playful bad-girl imagery, vintage guitars and garage-rock beats keep luring us in.”
Produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys in his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, the 12 tracks of All Or Nothin’ (out now on New West Records) tell tales about misbehaving, wanton desires, heartache, love and lust. “It’s always the right time to do the wrong thing,” Lane repeats like a mantra during the infectious opener “Right Time” and that statement defines All Or Nothin’ as good as anything will.
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.
Just off the road with Athens rockers The Whigs and alt-country act Old 97’s, Lane will embark on a headlining tour in June. Support will be provided by New Mexico singer/songwriter Max Gomez and the Wisconsin-based “north country” group Hugh Bob & The Hustle.
Here are the dates:
6/1 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley (w/ Howlin’ Brothers)
6/4 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade%
6/6 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House of Blues%
6/7 – Houston, TX – The Continental%
6/8 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr.%
6/10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues%
6/11 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge#
6/12 – St Louis, MI – The Demo
6/13 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern#
6/14 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry#
6/16 – Madison, WI – The High Noon Saloon%
6/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Do317 Lounge%
6/18 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club#
6/21 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern%
6/22 – New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge%
6/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool%
6/25 – Allston, MA – Great Scott%
6/26 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar%
6/27 – Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s%
6/28 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506%
% = Max Gomez
# = Hugh Bob & The Hustle