Nashville musikscen består inte bara av country och americana. Där hittar du även The Minks med sin "psychedelic-bloos" och garage rock 'n' roll. Rå, energi-laddad musik som inspirerats av de stora - alla från Lou till Patti till Creedence till Hank. Med sin pikanta mix av taggtrådsgitarrer och bittersöt sång gör The Minks, med frontfiguren Nikki Barber i spetsen, stökig rockmusik av klassiskt snitt. Måhända inte nyskapande men nog så uppfriskande!
I oktober kommer The Minks till Skandinavien för första gången och gissa om vi ser fram emot den rock 'n' roll-explosionen!
Frontwoman Nikki Barber began writing and recording songs in a makeshift, basement studio at a young age. She decided to move to Nashville where Barber created the rock and roll, four piece band, The Minks. With the same innovative "garage rock" spirit she started out with, Barber, alongside coproducer Joe Bisirri, began recording her debut album, Light & Sweet, at her home in Nashville
Light & Sweet is about finding the silver lining amongst the madness- a timely call to arms about staying positive in a world that can often times feel bleak. "I wrote these songs as I was living on my own for the first time and calling out the bullshit within my life. These songs were outlets for me to heal, which I hope they will do for other people as well," says Barber.
The band isn't ready to leave the garage quite yet. This is loose, scuzzy blues, aimed at the mods and rockers among us.Av Rolling Stone
The Minks' Light and Sweet exists due to founder and front woman Nikki Barber's "create or combust" attitude upon her arrival in Nashville. Her desire to form a psychedelic blues rock band materialized as The Minks. Light and Sweet, The Minks first full length release contains the scruffy energy that only Barber can muster. This is apparent from the first notes of "I'm Okay," the album opener, where crunchy guitars and solid drums drives a tour de force through manic affirmations of well-being.Av Americana Highways