Released: 6 August 2012
Ei8ht is the eighth studio album from Nik and comes some six years after 2006’s self-released You’ve Got to Laugh.
Not one to try and re-kindle his 80s heyday fame, Nik opts for a more mature sound, one that is inspired by his work with various pop artists over the 20 years since he left the spotlight, to concentrate on working as a songwriter.
“Happy, settled and content. What the fuck am I going to write about? Slowly it comes. Loved ones, friends, family, growing old, childhood memories, stuff. Norwegian connection.
The brothers Rydningen. Easyjet to Oslo to record drums with Eirik. Family Hawkes (Ches and Keely) on BVs. Blow £££££££££s on promo and a short tour. Won’t be doing that again.”