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Nicole Atkins: WXPN's February 2008 Artist to Watch

Photo by Lucia Holm, XPN Artist To Watch Nicole Atkins

Born in Neptune City, New Jersey singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins has been one of XPN's Free At Noon Concert Series artists, featured on World Cafe with David Dye, and was one of Bruce Warren's picks for My Morning Download. {readmorelink}Read More...{/readmorelink}

Nicole began playing solo gigs at college in North Carolina, followed by gigging around New York's East Village and her sound has been described as psychedelic/alternative/folk rock. In 2006, she released her stellar debut EP Bleeding Diamonds, which lead to Rolling Stone naming her an artist to watch. At the same time, Nicole Atkins joined forces with guitarist Dave Hollinghurst, bassist John Flaughter, drummer Dan Mintzer, and keyboardist Daniel "Cashmere" Chen to form her band Nicole Atkins & the Sea. Her major label debut Neptune City was released in October 2007. Notable tracks include the title song as well as "Brooklyn's on Fire!" and "Together We're Both Alone." There's a lot to enjoy from this laid-back rocking Jersey girl with dark songs, long hair and beautiful eyes!

Website: NicoleAtkins.com
MySpace: myspace.com/nicoleatkins
Recent Release: Neptune City
Release Date: October 10, 2007
Label: Sony Music

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