Whiskey Kiss nominated as Top 3 Retro Revamped Records

Yab Yum nominated as one of the top three Retro Revamped Records

Revisiting the innovations of previous decades has always been the right of artist, but only by bringing a modern context to those early influences can one really create something memorable. In 2014, we’ve heard plenty of bands that seek to shape their sound from some retro rehashing, but the real gems were the bands that went for retro revamped. Here are our Top 3!

Whiskey Kiss

Dangerous One

Husband and wife team, Nikki and Nick White (how cute is that??), are joined by Tommy Collins, Wes Hinshaw, and Bruce Legge to form the 50s-refurbished rock. Of the three albums that made our list, Whiskey Kiss has the most traditional sound with a solid rockabilly core. But, as you listen, Dangerous One infuses several varying styles to cover an expanse of styles from the 40s and 50s with a splash of contemporary sass as vocalist Nikki White goes from kittenish to wailing on the album. Listen to Dangerous One  from Whiskey Kiss here. To read more about Whiskey Kiss, check out Matt Marn’s “Spolight on the Valley” on the band here.

 

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