Artist info


Rock, Indie

Sounds like

band members

Ryan Potter - Vocals/Guitar, Jackson Briggs - Guitar, Sam Whiting - Bass, Blair Westbrook - Drums


dirty three, Johnny Cash, swans



Brisbane's Nikko have been busy with supports for ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and Boris, but not too busy to ready their follow-up to 2010 debut The Warm Side. Gold & Red is an album characterised as much by its melodic grace as by its pervasive sense of doom. Recorded in the cavernous orchestral hall of Brisbane's historic Old Museum with Cameron Smith (Velociraptor, No Anchor), mixed by Aaron Cupples (The Drones, Paul & Dan Kelly, SNOWMAN) and mastered by Nao Anzai (Laura, Because Of Ghosts, These Hands), the album demonstrates a stylistic change in direction that showcases front-man Ryan Potter’s skills as a songwriter and lyricist, along with the band’s collective ability to craft these skills into distinctive and compelling arrangements. Moving beyond the ill-fitting ‘post-rock’ labels of the past, Gold & Red sees Nikko draw influence from classic forms of songwriting such as blues and country, augmenting these influences to enhance their unique musical template. The album will be available as a deluxe gatefold double LP featuring gold and red coloured vinyl (includes digital download), a CD digipak and a stand-alone digital download from and, and will be distributed nationally via Music-Fix/MGM. Website: Music & Downloads: Email:


Reviewed by Rosie Beaton Rosie Beaton

14 Sep 2012

Triple J

gothic western -...

gothic western - now thats a genre i hadn't heard of before. Nick Cave meets string section at a beck concert - very much an original sound - good work

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Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

02 Jul 2012

Triple J

A band so wonder...

A band so wonderfully grandiose in scope and scale. This is beautifully epic and adventurous.

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16 Aug 2012


I am so into thi...

I am so into this track and band atm. Something about them just gets me in. Checked out the album and it is full of goodness. Should be hearing more of it on the radio!

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