Nikki Brumen singt seit kurzem bei der norwegischen Band Blood Command.
Nachdem die alte Band der Australierin, Pagan, sich im Februar 2020 aufgelöst hatten, machte sie einen Facebook-Post, in dem sie fragte, wer denn nun eine Sängerin suche. Es meldeten sich ihre norwegischen Freunde von Blood Command und das Ganze passte.
Anfang Juni erschien dann die erste Singe mit Nikki am Gesang. Nikki hat die Band auf ein ganz neues Level gebracht und auch Blood Command hat ganz neue Seiten an Nikkis Stimme hervorgebracht.
Im Frühjahr werden Blood Command im Vorprogramm von Kvelertak nach Deutschland kommen. Schaut euch das ganze an! Es wird sich lohnen.
Und nun stellt uns Nikki ihre zehn wichtigsten Scheiben vor.
1Madonna – True Blue
This was my late mother’s favourite record, so it holds a very special place in my heart. When I was a child, my mum would put Madonna on when she had friends over, and I would dress up in my mum’s clothes and do fashion shows for them.
2Oathbreaker – Rheia
I remember walking through Melbourne city centre at dusk and I started crying because of how emotional this album is, I had never had that kind of response to a heavy album before. It is a masterpiece from start to finish and it really feels like the band put everything they had into it.
3Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
I first discovered Yeah Yeah Yeahs when I saw them play at an Australian festival in 2003. When I saw Karen O, I instantly became obsessed- the very next day I purchased this record. Seeing them play and listening to this album was life changing for me, as it was the moment that I decided I was going to front a band.
4Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come
This album changed our entire generation of hardcore music and set new precedents for what we can do with heavy music. When I first heard it, I was a young teenager and I told myself “One day, I will scream like this”- to this day, Dennis Lyxzen is my biggest vocal inspiration.
5Peaches – Rub
I am obsessed with Peaches- she is the complete embodiment of female empowerment. When I first heard Rub, I went through a range of emotions- I wanted to scream, I wanted to dance and I wanted to smash the patriarchy. This album epitome of feminism for me.
6Mayhem – Deathcrush
I used to have a bit of an obsession with Norwegian Black Metal. In 2011, I flew across the world to go on my own Black Metal tour in Norway, the most memorable moment from that trip was visiting Euronymous’ grave.
7Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
This album has that timeless feeling about it- the production, song writing and vocal performance are all flawless and I vow to party to this record for years to come.
8Turnstile – Turnstile Love Connection
I don’t know what it is about Turnstile but everything they touch turns to gold. They are so ahead of the game when it comes to hardcore and the thing I like most about them is that they aren’t afraid to take risks.
9Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us
I used to bond with a good friend of mine over how the coolest and toughest band is Nails. Sadly, he recently passed away and right before he died, he gave me a Nails t-shirt which is the most special piece of band merch I own.
10Nirvana – In Utero
I love Kurt Cobain, I always say he is my spirit animal mainly because he was such a badass feminist. His lyrics have always resonated with me and has always been one of the biggest influences on my song writing.