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Nikki Nack

Third album 'Nikki Nack' succeeds the critically acclaimed 'w h o k i l l' (2011) and represents tUnE-yArDs' most immediate work to date. A record that could only have been made by its creator, at heart it's heavy yet still  retains a sense of fun. This is explained in part by experiences in between records - like a life-affirming trip to Haiti (which she wrote extensively about for the online magazine written by the artists themselves, The Talkhouse) and her finally catching up with 80s kid's TV programme Pee Wee's Playhouse some 25 years since first broadcast - proving influential during the songwriting process. Her upbringing was also at the forefront of her mind in this period, shown by her subtle use of the traditional American music her parents raised her on to help colour her new creation (her dad's old fiddle too makes an appearance). Experimentation is still key for tUnE-yArDs. Where the loop pedal and the saxophone were main components of the first and second record respectively, it's the drum that takes centre stage here, augmented by greater use of synth and Nate's growing prowess as a bassist. With it's its jump-rope-chant title, the brilliantly playful 'Nikki Nack' continues the tUnE-yArDs story gloriously.
LP - initial pressing on translucent red vinyl with Download.

MP3

Released 05/05/2014BUY £7.99

Catalogue No: EAD3414A

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Track-listing
Find A New Way
Water Fountain
Time of Dark
Real Thing
Look Around
Hey Life
Sink-O
Interlude: Why Do We Dine On The Tots?
Stop That Man
Wait for a Minute
Left Behind
Rocking Chair
Manchild

CD

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LP

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