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Nikki Lane

NIKKI LANE - DENIM & DIAMONDS
Inspirations cased in a streetwise, modern shell that’s as unapologetic as Johnny Cash’s middle finger.
— Marissa Moss, Rolling Stone

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 & 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 & 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 & 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. She embraces where she
has come from, (“First High”, “Born Tough”) the lessons learned along the way, (“Good Enough”, “Try Harder”) all
while doing things her way, (“Denim & Diamonds”, “Black Widow”).

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