Released: 8 April 2010
No Frills is the eighth album by Nik, recorded live and released on 1 February 2010 under his own record label, Shorthouse Records.
Initially, the album was only available for purchase online via Nik’s website.
Nik regards his subsequent album Ei8ht as his eighth album as No Frills was “90 percent old songs, it was just different acoustic versions of those old songs. I didn’t really count that as a collection of original work.”
“Started doing solo acoustic shows. “Why don’t you record these solo acoustic versions?”, they said. “How difficult could it be?”, they said.
Bloody difficult, it turns out. Weeks and weeks locked in the garage playing the songs over and over (and over) again until I get them right. Studios can be cruel places. All flaws, squeaks, rattles, and buzzes recorded in glorious 24-bit stereo.
Small children, local wildlife and Stansted Airport trying to make guest appearances.”