Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New one from Nikki Corvette!
Sometimes the expression "double A side" is big load of crap. But in the case of this record, it's absolutely true! Both songs could be the "hit". Each track was co-written by Nikki and Hervé. "He's Gone" is a classic heartbreak ballad in the style of '60s girl groups. Nikki's voice sounds great, and the band is flat-out amazing. Everything about this track - the production, the vocals, the music - is just fantastic. If you loved the Reigning Sound album with Mary Weiss, this tune will be right up your alley.
On the flip is "Rockin' Romeos", Nikki's loving tribute to her illustrious Italian band mates. If there's such a thing as "classic" Nikki Corvette, this would be it. Put this song on a mixed tape in between "Back Seat Love" and "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend", and it will fit right in. It's a joyful, upbeat number that just plain rocks! Your summer playlist will not be complete without it.
Limited to a pressing of 300, hard copies of this record are just about sold out. But you can stream or purchase the songs over at the group's Bandcamp page. In my humble opinion, this is one of the best records Nikki has ever made. The material is top-notch, and I don't think she's ever had a better backing band. Let's hope that she and The Romeos will continue their fruitful union for a long time to come!