Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Middle kids, Asha Jefferies , Julia Jacklin, First aid kit, Angus and Julia stone, Joni Mitchell, Gregory alan isakov, The cranberries, Beabadoobee, Tia gostelo, Alex G, Phoebe Bridgers, Pinegrove , Julian baker, soccer mommy, indigo desouza


band members

Nicole McKinney


Influences

Gregory alan isakov, First aid kit, Angus and Julia stone, The Cranberries, Alex G, missy Higgins, Girl pool, Beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, Alex G, Julian baker, indigo desouza


Website

Bio

Pulling on heartstrings and addressing new and old emotional wounds is something this Brisbane-based indie/ folk-rock singer-songwriter, Nicole McKinney, seems to do with ease.

Sometimes referred to as sad girl music, McKinney writes music for those times when things aren't going right, for those with a heavy heart and for those needing space away from everything.

McKinney has released 3 singles since debuting in 2019. She first released the upbeat single ‘Honey Be Good’ which was then followed by the enchanting single ‘Palestine’.

Then, late last year she released 'Hollywood Girls' which had McKinney clutch her own sound. The track saw support from Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, AU Review, Scenestr, Broaderlines, 4ZZZ and more.

2021 will continue to see McKinney pouring her heart out in her compelling songs with the release of her anticipated debut EP.

Review

Review by Kath Devaney Kath Devaney

17 Feb 2021

Triple J
35

Big, brave, broad, an utter folk-grungy belter with guts.

Big, brave, broad, an utter folk-grungy belter with guts.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

09 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

your voice dips from light and folky to angsty and grungy with such ease! also, seconding Pip in praising those big notes in the chorus. they're absolutely stunning.

your voice dips from light and folky to angsty and grungy with such ease! also, seconding Pip in praising those big notes in the chorus. they're absolutely stunning.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

05 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

Surging with emotional intensity, Nicole's vocals piercing through with those lovely high notes. Can't wait to hear your debut EP!

Surging with emotional intensity, Nicole's vocals piercing through with those lovely high notes. Can't wait to hear your debut EP!