The Minks - Creatures Of Culture
“…an inspired blend of psych rock that brings to mind everyone from the Black Crowes and Janis Joplin to CCR and Exile on Main Street era Stones led by Nikki Barber’s impossibly smooth vocals.” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
“With a silky coat, untamed ferocity, and some sharp sonic claws, The Minks fill their second album with an East Nashville fusion of Gallatin Road grunge and psychedelic punk. Led by frontwoman Nikki Barber, they sample the many flavors of love and their various aftertastes.” – NASHVILLE LIFESTYLES
“Through a fusion of ‘90s grunge, a few strains of prog rock and some truly skronky guitar playing, Creatures of Culture carves out a space to satisfy ears that don’t mind taking a break from their preconceived notions of a Nashville band. Don’t expect a country album.” – HOLLER
Nashville based psych-rock explosions The Minks have released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Creatures of Culture. The group’s boldest work to date, the smoldering, ten-track collection highlights The Minks‘ distinct talent for storylines, esoteric humor, and undeniable rock n’roll grit – listen to the full album stream here.
On the heels of their 2019 debut album, Light and Sweet, The Minks deliver a poignant effort that swells with punchy, 90s-inspired grunge hits, nostalgic ballads, and fierce statements about love and the collective human experience. Glide Magazine has lauded the group “one of [Music City’s] best kept secrets,” while WRLT Lightning 100 in Nashville dubs The Minks “a sonically brilliant rock band.”
Hailing from the eccentric community of East Nashville, The Minks boast an impenetrable creative chemistry that continues to ripen with time. On their latest opus, the group comes together as a unified force, recording many of the songs live in a standing room together. The result is a cohesive collection that captures the spirit of The Minks through raw song craft, blazing production, and lead singer Nikki Barber’s signature moody vocal work. (continue reading full bio on DISCO)