Nikki Lane will return with her anticipated fourth album Denim & Diamonds on September 23rd via New West Records. The 10-song project was produced and mixed by Joshua Homme at his Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, CA and is Lane’s first album in five years.
The recordings boast a diverse range of players thoughtfully tailored by Homme to nudge Lane further into the rock and roll space. The All-Star band includes Homme, as well as his Queens of the Stone Age collaborators Alain Johannes on guitar, Dean Fertita on organ & Michael Shuman on bass. Additionally, the album features drummers Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys, Carla Azar of the acclaimed post-punk band Autolux (and frequent Jack White collaborator), and Lane’s pedal steel player Matthew Pynn (Dwight Yoakum, Miley Cyrus).
Today, Nikki Lane has also shared the video for the album’s lead off track, “First High.” The video was directed by Jocelyn Cooper and shot in North Fork, CA. Says Lane of the track, “This song is about chasing that feeling of the first roller coaster, the first drag of a cigarette, that first kiss. Those moments are harder to come by the older we get, yet only get better each time. The video captures that feeling of being young in a small town on a summer day, and the lack of inhibition that came with it.” Check it out below…
In addition to the lead track and album announcement, Lane has also announced her initial tour dates supporting Denim & Diamonds, launching tomorrow. Before supporting a wide array of artists such as the Dave Matthews Band, Spiritualized, and Midland, Lane will appear at The Spotify House during the CMA Fest in Nashville, TN on Thursday, June 9th. Please see tour dates below.
Nikki Lane’s Denim & Diamonds will be available across digital platforms, compact disc, and numerous vinyl variations. A limited to 1,000 Blue & Gray Marble Vinyl edition featuring deluxe, die cut packaging autographed by Lane is available for pre-order NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS.
Nikki Lane Denim & Diamonds Track Listing:
2. Denim & Diamonds
4. Born Tough
5. Try Harder
6. Good Enough
8. Black Widow
9. Pass It Down
Nikki Lane On Tour:
June 3 – McGill, NV – Schellraiser Fest
June 9 – Nashville, TN – Spotify House at CMA Fest
July 2 – East Troy, MI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre w/ The Dave Matthews Band
July 4 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Discovery District
July 9 – Pasadena, CA – Palomino Festival
July 16 – Segovia, Spain – Huercasa Festival
July 23 – Bloomington, IL – Black Dirt Music Festival
September 2 – Weston, CO – Caveman Festival
September 11 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns w/ Spiritualized
September 30 – La Cygne, KS – Firewater Fest
October 8 – Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek w/ Midland
October 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel Entertainment Center w/ Midland
October 29 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater w/ Midland