Nikki Hill, the queen of deep-fried R&B whose voice is infused with punk, gritty rock and roll and vintage soul, recently blew the walls off south Texas’ Paper Tiger. Hill is touring to promote the release of her third album “Feline Roots” through her own label, Deep Fryed Records.
Continuing her momentum from stops in Germany, New York City, and direct from the album’s release party in New Orleans, Hill’s powerful performance in the Alamo City did not disappoint. The two hour, non-stop set opened with the explosive “Ask Yourself”, and included “I’ve Got a Man” and “Who Were You Thinking Of?” from her first album, titled “Here’s Nikki Hill” (2013). Interwoven between these cuts were songs from both her sophomore album (“Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists”, 2016) and included “(Let Me Tell You Bout) Luv” and “Mama Wouldn’t Like It”, as well as newest cuts “Holler Out Loud” and “Just Can’t Trust You”. The deliciously wild and sweaty set ended too soon with “Struttin” and “Get Down, Crawl”, much to the delight of the audience, who danced the night away.
Nikki Hill’s albums can be found on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music and you can stream her music on your favorite streaming service.