Nicole Atkins returns with a new album ‘Italian Ice‘ to be released on the 17th of April via Single Lock Records. The title references her Asbury Park days, where the titular treat was available on the boardwalks, it’s also her alter-ego when shooting craps. Nicole Atkins describes the new album as “an acid trip through my record collection“, and as such it encompasses a range of sounds.
Naturally such diversity required a band who could cut their chops in a range of styles and on ‘Italian Ice‘ Nicole Atkins is joined by Jim Sclavunos and David “Moose” Sherman of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Dap-Kings’ Binky Griptite and drummer McKenzie Smith (St. Vincent, Midlake) – along with the legendary Spooner Oldham and David Hood of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Even this was not diverse enough and there are guest appearances by Seth Avett, John Paul White and Erin Rae.
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