Nikki Lane All Or Nothin' on Limited Edition 180g LP + Download
For her audacious 2014 sophomore effort, All Or Nothin', Nashville songstress Nikki Lane teamed up with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys for a fiery record that turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ears. With songs that crucify ex-boyfriends and celebrate one-night stands, Lane comes across like a modern-era Wanda Jackson, albeit with more oats to sow. “My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what’s been going on in my life, so this is one moody record,” she says. “There’s lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on.”
The rousing collection of songs spans genres and eras and exudes with Lane's characteristic attitude and Southern swagger. Over 12 tracks, Lane sings tales about misbehaving, wanton desires, heartache, love and lust. "It's always the right time to do the wrong thing," she repeats like a mantra during the infectious opener "Right Time" and that statement defines All Or Nothin' as good as anything will.
From the whimsical, dreamy sensation of “I Don’t Care” to the stripped-down acoustic duet with Auerbach, “Love’s On Fire,” to the plaintive ballad “Out of My Mind,” written with former touring partner J. Spaceman of Spiritualized and the woozy, blue-eyed soul of the title track, the album showcases the many sides of Lane and her diverse influences with winning results.
“If Kris Kristofferson and Loretta Lynn had a baby; raised her on Motown, Leslie Gore, and the Clash; then let her join an all-girl hotrod gang at 15 (not that she would have asked permission).” – Rolling Stone / 10 New Aritsts You Need To Know
“She's country by virtue of her places of origin as much as anything else; aside from a slight twang and a tendency toward wordplay, Lane just as readily resides in the worlds of rock 'n' roll, confessional singersongwriters, and impeccably groomed girl-group throwbacks.” – NPR