"Hovering between melancholic barroom balladry and thunderous post-rock, Nikko inhabit a niche in the Brisbane music scene all of their own, a Gothic Western sound that lays the atmospherics on thick and never lets the tension slip… a force to be reckoned with."
– Brendan Telford, Time Off Magazine
Currently based in Brisbane, Nikko was founded in 2005 by Ryan Potter (vocals, guitar and lyrics), Jackson Briggs (guitar), Sam Whiting (bass) and Blair Westbrook (drums).
Nikko's debut album, The Warm Side, is a collection of nine songs written between 2007 and 2009. It is the culmination of years of solid gigging, self-recording and self-releasing that has seen Nikko refine their genre-blending style.
The Warm Side has received much critical acclaim since its 2010 release. Brisbane's RAVE Magazine gave the album 4 and 1/2 stars, saying that "For a debut album, it is pretty much as close to perfect as you can get." The Warm Side also received highly positive reviews in Time Off, Scene, Mess+Noise and The Canberra Times, and single 'Wedding Song' was named RAVE’s Single of the Week.
The band's latest release, a live recording entitled Live at The Tote, received 4 and 1/2 stars in Time Off Magazine with reviewer Scott Thompson describing it as demonstrating “One of the most accomplished bands in the genre at the height of their power.”
Nikko have developed a strong presence within the Brisbane music scene as well as further afield, having toured the Australian east coast multiple times in the last two years.
The band is currently in the midst of recording a follow-up to The Warm Side, due later this year…
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