“Aching pop-soul bathed in the nostalgic warmth of another era… [with] imprints of Dusty Springfield or Carol King…” – Uncut
Named Rolling Stones “Top 10 Artists to Watch” for her now classic debut, Neptune City, Nicole Atkins has appeared on numerous late night TV shows, including “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Conan”, and “Later… with Jools Holland”, and featured in media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Time magazine. She has toured throughout the US and Europe, both headlining and also touring with The Black Keys, Mavis Staples, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Primal Scream, Chris Isaak, JD McPherson, the Avett Brothers and many more.
Nicole Atkins fourth studio album, GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE, was released July 21, 2017 on Single Lock Records. The album, a vintage soul collection inspired legendary artists like Dusty Springfield, Candi Staton, Roy Orbison and Janis Joplin, was produced by Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges), with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).
“A moving, intensely personal and wildly creative set that ranks as one of 2017’s finest works.” – American Songwriter (4 out of 5 stars)
“… artful craft, burnished not only by the symphonic production, but [Atkins’] Brill Building-style grasp of rich melody and sturdy structure.” – NPR First Listen
“Goodnight Rhonda Lee may be [Nicole Atkins’] masterpiece… one of the year’s most original pop records.” – Nashville Scene
“Channeling Dusty Springfield… sounds like the soundtrack to a long-lost Mad Men scene.” -NME
“… stark, frank songwriting, which is underpinned with glorious soul music that evokes classic Stax and Chess recordings.” – Drowned In Sound (8 out of 10)
“Opening at full tilt with ‘A Little Crazy’, a kohl-eyed Patsy Clineish tragic belter, Atkins’ fourth album sets a high bar. But she clears it with soulful, oddball, Jersey-girl-in-Nashville aplomb.” – Mojo (4 out of 5)
“Let’s be clear, this fourth album is a masterpiece.” – Rock & Folk (France; 4 out of 5)