Who didn’t fall in love with Nikki Clan when they arrived on the scene in 2006? I know my household did. You have rock, pop, punk, and a female vocalist. Geez, I’m in love with this band in 2006. Nikki Clan released their debut self-titled album under the Sony Music label and the gen-z had music to love. As a Gen-Xer, I still loved it.
In order to decide what music to review for this Sunday’s music, I hit shuffle on my iTunes collection, and up comes Nikki Clan. Let’s start with their first album so we can learn about this band and get to know them.
Nikki Clan is fronted by Yadira Gianola, a cute little punk girl. She is backed by José Antonio “Joe” Dabdoub (Guitar), Angel Yáñez (Guitar), Alberto Espinosa (Bass and Backup vocals), and José Carlos Fausto Monroy (Drums). They hail from Baja California, Mexico. Alberto contacted a local producer and together they submitted music to various labels. They signed a contract for five albums right off the back. SPOILER ALERT: They don’t make it that long.
Making this album might have been simple; all the songs are covers. Honestly, I have listened to the originals and I think the band did a great job with making them their own. Yadira’s voice works with their musical style. There’s almost nothing on the album that isn’t good. If you like rock music with a punk edge, you’d love this. Think Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi”.
The album was reissued in 2007 with a special edition. On the original album, the song “Qué Mas Da” (What difference does it make) and “No Quiero Verte” (I do not want to see you) are together in one track. The latter is “hidden”. On the reissue, they split the two tracks and added another song called, “Niñas Mal” (Bad Girls), which became the band’s third single. Neither version is available on Apple Music nor Spotify at this time.