Thursday, July 24, 2008

Album Review : Demos - Nikki Williams****



for Fans Of - Alanis Morisette, Skunk Anansie

Nikki Williams is a 19 year old singer songwriter from South Africa but now based in Nashville. She has a really nice voice and has crafted some well written and well produced tracks for this demo album.

Her influences that come through in the music are as diverse as Alanis Morisette, Skunk Anansie / Skin style vocals on 'Get Back In Your Cage', a little Pink Floyd surfaces halfway through 'Miss Hyde', I migh even say Christina Aquilera, but Nikki doesn't suffer from Christina's tendency to warble, thank the lord.

'I Want To Be Alone' seems a bit of a weak track, with a rather simple and repetitive refrain, but the other six tracks are all good, with an interesting mix of mid tempo pop and light rock. 'When Love Takes A Bow' is a real winner, probably the best vocal performance of the seven tracks and easily polished enough to be a proper record release.

You can download these tracks for free (and without spoilers) at Nikki's Scrobbler page...

Nikki Williams Scrobbler, just scroll down and click on 'Demos' under 'Top Albums'.

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