Nikki & The Waves – Anywhere

A British band with a Netherlands-born front woman. That may be a first since MTV host Marijne van der Vlugt formed Salad in London in the early ‘90s (they’re back together, by the way). Now, we have Nikki & The Waves, who are currently based in Manchester. The band draws its name from singer/keyboard player Nikki Drenthem Soesman.

They have a knack for unfitting song titles. Their summer single was named Shirts, but who wears shirts in summers like the last two? And they called their new single Anywhere, while ‘nowhere’ would have been more appropriate in lock down times. But let’s not judge the book by its cover… 😉

Anywhere is a lovely, care-free dream-pop song. It’s soft and subtle, even spacey at times, and while the track progresses, the brass section steps up. Wonderfully produced by Joel Patchett, who also worked with The Orielles, King Krule and Billy Ocean.

Recommended as well:
Nikki & The Waves – Shirts

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