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!