The Minks are Nashville’s “psychedelic-bloos” band, heavy on the rock and roll. We’re talking low-down, all the way, purse-lipped, eyes-shut, head-whirling kind of rock and roll.
The band’s palpable sound has roots in many a music fan’s top ten—from Lou to Patti to Creedence to Hank. Mixed with raw, jangly instrumentation and soulful saccharine vocals, it’s as much a throwback as it is an answer to the often overlooked underbelly of Nashville’s rock and roll scene.
Front woman Nikki Barber began writing and recording songs in a makeshift, basement studio at a young age. She decided to move to Nashville where she created the rock and roll, four-piece band, The Minks. With the same innovative “garage rock” spirit she started out with, Barber, alongside coproducer Joe Bissiri, began recording, Light & Sweet.
“I wrote these songs as I was living on my own for the first time and calling out the bullshit within my life. These songs were outlets for me to heal, which I hope they will do for other people as well,” says Barber.
Light & Sweet is about finding the silver lining amongst the madness- a timely call to arms about staying positive in a world that can often times feel bleak.