Friday, January 10, 2014

WWW.NICOLEATKINS.COM gets a Makeover by our friends at M Studio

New Nicole Atkins website!!!!!!!
My talented friends Josh and Jenna over at M Studio in Asbury Park gave a beautiful new look to go along with my new record "Slow Phaser." I think they did a gorgeous job. In it you can find tour dates, buy tickets, pre order the album, stream music, videos and check out new photos. Check out their other work at M Studio
I'll also be using this Bleeding Diamonds blog to post about music and art I'm digging at the moment. Tour stories and photos. Who knows, maybe the band will post some soup recipes. Theres a lot of good ones at the moment.
Till then...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dustin' This Thing Off!

Alright, so I'm gonna start using this dang thing again. Posting updates and photos for my upcoming record, Slow Phaser. I'll also post some good music I'm listening to lately and other findings from my walkabouts. Stay tuned! In the meantime, why don't you go and ... : Listen to King Crimson

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Art of Swedish Record Making.

I'm in Sweden working with my good old pal, Tore Johannson, who we remember last time as the producer of my first record 'Neptune City." The studio is called Kong and looks like something straight out of Fraggle Rock. It's going really well so far. Listening to lots of Peter Gabriele and Eric Burdon for inspiration and eating lots of soup. You should see the magpies out here. They're outstanding.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stone Pony show August 4th!

This is going to be a great show folks and you can get your tickets in advance for it now here: and here: I"ll have all the usual suspects onstage with me as well as a horn section! We'll also be premiering a bunch of new songs I've written for record #3! Can't wait! We have a wonderful opening act too, our friend Luke Rathborne. He writes amazingly soulful rock n roll songs and you're gonna love him. Check him out...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

" The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." jack kerouac

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2 Shows for the New Year! Jonathan Toubin Benefit and the Grand Opening of The Press Room in Asbury Park!

This month I'll be playing two shows. The first show is a benefit for my friend Jonathan Toubin. Jonathan is an amazing soul DJ, an important part of the NYC music scene and a great friend. He was injured in a severe freak accident last month while at a hotel in Portland. His condition is quite fragile but he is responding well to his surgeries. As you can imagine, his medical bills are going to be astromical so there are many benefits being thrown in order to help him. The one I'm playing at with my band, the Black Sea, will be January 12th at the Music Hall of WIlliamsburg. The flyer is attached and the entire bill is amazing. I hope to see you guys there.

The next one I'm also very excited about. My good friend Tim Donnelly is opening an amazing new venue in Asbury Park, NJ called the press room. The sound system is amazing, the place is decked out with edison bulbs and Danny Clinch prints, and everyone involved are just great vibes. I'm honored to be playing their first show. I'll be hosting the night along with many special guests, and by special, i mean, really fucking amazing musicians, and... the hilarious Kurt Braunholer! Check out one of his projects here":
This show is only $10 and tickets are only available at the door on a first come first serve basis, so spread the word and show up around 7:30.
The Press Room (formerly asbury blues)
610 Bangs Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

I'm currently writing my third record... AHHH! so maybe you'll hear a few new guys! Yay!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Holidays from Brooklyn!

Hey Everyone!

Happy holidays to you and yours. I hope this year has been a total blast for all ya'll. I know it has been for me. Thanks to all of you who bought "Mondo Amore," and came out and partied with us at the shows. We had such a fantastic time touring this record with our buddies the Black Keys and the Avett Brothers, and then doing our own shows and also, my first little solo tour. Seriously, you guys are the blood and gasoline that keep us running and we couldnt be more grateful to get to play these songs for you all.

Good News... my new video for "Hotel Plaster," premiers tomorrow (Friday) via our good friends over at! Check it out! It was directed by the supernaturally talented Mandy Bisesti and stars members of the Black Sea and my roomates, the Ragolia twins. Its a trip down the rabbits hole filmed in the deep dark woods. I hope you guys love it as much as we enjoyed making it. Please share the video, Retweet it, facebook it, messenger pigeon it, etc.

We've got Mondo Amore vinyl and cds, Signed limited edition posters and tshirts over at for awesome holiday gifts for your loved ones. Get some!

On a more somber note, our good friend Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers has a daughter who has fallen quite ill. They are collecting donations for little Hallie while she gets better over at St. Judes. Here is a link to the info as to how you can help.

Finally, thanks again for a stellar year with you all out on the road. I'm locking myself away for a couple months to write another album for you all to enjoy. Blessings and tidings to you and yours!

Love and Rockets,
Nicole Lee Atkins