Press

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Photo Credit:  Francis A. Willey

Press Reviews for new Wildwood album “Laverne” released Nov 25, 2017:

“Wavering somewhere between roots-rock, rave up and honky tonk, Edmonton’s Wildwood offers up a concise, 10-song debut that sounds like the members missed the last 25 years of country hokum… There’s a steely reserve hiding behind Nixi’s deceptively sweet voice, perfect for the cover of Kitty Wells’ proto-feminist anthem Honky Tonk Angels and her own Useless Torch, a song that would fit nicely in Margo Price or Whitney Rose’s set list. Highly recommended.”    

Edmonton Journal, Tom Murray
 http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/music/acid-tipped-lyrical-sensibility-on-wildwoods-debut
“Wildwood – Here we have some Alberta classic country so raw, real and hurtin’ you’ll cry in the beer you told the guy to hold while you danced with his girlfriend, and then he drinks your beer, or something like that…The sweet and sultry vocals of Tanyss Nixi distinguishes the music of Wildwood, with “Not Fat Anymore” Dave Johnson (of the band Fuzz Kings) as the wingman. Not much Nashville bro-country here, so we must have to call it “alt-country.”
GigCity.ca, Mike Ross
http://www.gigcity.ca/2017/11/24/music-preview-needle-orphans-find-new-gigs/

 

Past Solo Reviews:

“Sell Your Clothes and Keep Your Thoughts [is] a beautiful collection of folkish songs, sort of Mazzy Star meets Gillian Welch, well worth the three-year wait after her 2008 album Champion of Lost Causes. It’s the kind of album that grows on repeated listens, sonic details emerging months after the fact…”

Edmonton Journal   http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Edmonton+Tanyss+Nixi+releases+beautiful/5866273/story.html

“Just as Nixi scrunches up her nose at those who fail to live in the moment, her beautiful voice and folk melodies remind us that changing the world really isn’t a lost cause… 

Exclaim!    http://exclaim.ca/Reviews/FolkAndCountry/tanyss_nixi-champion_of_lost_causes

“Once again, I must stress the luck we share living in this transitioning, decaying city; its songwriters pick up on this and make beauty of even our ugliest communal neglect. No pain, no gain, in other words. Thanks for making it prettier, Tanyss, smokestacks and all…”

Edmonton Sun 

“Nixi has a breathy voice, reminiscent of Juliana Hatfield. Her sound is delicate and textured, which places her songs above the typical folk-rock crowd…”

Chart Attack

“Strongest independent Alberta release I’ve heard this year.  VERY well done; fresh, the production is top notch as are the arrangements; works beautifully to propel the songs…”

 CBC Radio

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