NIKKI’S WIVES, Bloom (EP)
Canadian alt.rock trio Nikki’s Wives have proven them to be a formidable force in concert over the last 18 months, with successful gigs throughout North America. Their tight set of originals at last week’s Indie Music Awards showcased recent singles, at least one new song, and music from the new EP Bloom. The EP does include the singles “Playing with Fire”, “Bones” and “Shaking Hands With The Devil”, which you’ve read about in these pages. There are three new tunes, the emotional but punchy “Keep Breathing”, the heavy-hitting “Wanna Know”, which is like Heart meets Evanescence at times, and my personal fave, the bluesy and gritty “Physical Life”. The latter two are somewhat different from the rest of the songs on Bloom but to me continue to show the growth in their songwriting. I’m predicting great things for Nikki’s Wives in 2020. They have huge potential to deliver that knockout rock song you’re waiting for.