Nikki & the Phantom Callers “Everybody’s Going To Hell (But You and Me)” (Tiny Tornado Records, 2020)

Nikki Speake is from Alabama, Nikki and the Phantom Callers is her band and they currently make Atlanta their home. These are not just simple biographical facts from the PR notes as a way in to the review – well actually they are, but they have more meaning here than just that. The notion that this is her band and that the heritage that built it (and her) is deeply Southern is fundamental to the sound of this record. Ensuring that it is as close as Speake has yet come to delivering her vision of the music she wants to create. Continue reading “Nikki & the Phantom Callers “Everybody’s Going To Hell (But You and Me)” (Tiny Tornado Records, 2020)”

Nikki & The Phantom Callers “They’ve Never Walked Through Shadows” – Listen

There’s a mighty blend of modern know-how and traditional voice blending on ‘They’ve Never Walked Through Shadows‘, the new single from Atlanta’s Nikki & The Phantom Callers. The band describe themselves as purveyors of jangling country-tinged indie-rock outfit-but that’s not really the case on this song where something quite unusual is going on. Continue reading “Nikki & The Phantom Callers “They’ve Never Walked Through Shadows” – Listen”