HEAR THIS: Nikol
Nikol puts a fresh coat of polish on the pop-punk sword, maybe most memorably wielded by “Sk8r Boi” punk princess, Avril Lavigne. Nikol also credits Paramore with providing a lot of influence to her creative process, and the band has definitely figured out a way to hook fans with their catchy rock riffs and the distinctive demeanor in Nikol’s voice.
The band out of Raleigh, NC is currently seeking fans’ votes in the Battle of the Bands to get on the 2014 Van’s Warped Tour. Check out their single, “Dead End Fall,” on Bandcamp and keep up with Nikol on her website.