Folk Bands and Artists
Nicole Skeltys and The Disenchanted
Nicole Skeltys and The Disenchanted are a London based art-rock folk band for the wise man and the fool, who have nothing to live up to.
Formed in 2018, the 4 piece has been gigging around London, performing tracks from Nicole’s latest album ‘Deal With Your Disenchantment’. ‘Disenchantment’ is Nicole’s 12th album, and is a 21st century woman’s response to Dylan’s classic albums of the ‘60s/ early ‘70s, all original material.
Nicole’s mercurial musical career started in the late ‘90s in Australia. In her seminal electro-femme duo B(if)tek (with Kate Crawford) she toured with the Beastie Boys, recorded with Twin Peaks chanteuse Julee Cruise, sold out the Sydney Opera House and headlined dance stages in festivals across the antipodes.
As the times they are a changin’, over the last decade, Nicole has been performing and releasing music in the folk/psychedelic/alt.country vein. Since 2007, she has been living in, and working with artists, in the USA and UK and she “has something to say”.
Her latest album ‘Deal With Your Disenchantment ‘is inspired by Bob Dylan’s classic albums of the ‘60s/early ‘70s. Started before Bob was granted his Nobel Prize for literature, the album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, and spans the last four years of Nicole’s life, containing: jangle guitars, heavy gold words that dangle and shine, referential/reverential wordplay, bitter judgements, Beat generation howls over barbie doll mandolins, country cougar twang, mellotrons, Brexit, Trump, Australia’s Final Solution and the public pillory of sexually mixed up guys who were all the rage in the ‘70s. Over folk-rock tunes that sound familiar, but aren’t.
Genre: Folk / Rock