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“NEED TO KNOW: DEREK NICOLETTO The electropop singer inspires a variety of artists with the release of 'Just Panic and Get It Over With' Derek Nicoletto wants his album release for Just Panic and Get It Over With to inspire a "worldwide visual art movement." So far, three dozen artists have created works based on the EP's songs that will be exhibited in Honolulu, Manchester, Provincetown, and elsewhere, with the first exhibit to take place this summer at Spring Gallery in SoHo. This weekend there's an album release party April 19 at New York City's Arlene's Grocery. The video for one of the tracks from the EP shows that artistic input reflected in the Just Panic... project, with Nicoletto himself, wearing a black monkl-like hood, painting a self-portrait and images of paint diffusing in water.”
“Some of you may remember Derek Nicoletto from his band Telling on Trixie. In that incarnation, Nicoletto was a forceful queer rocker. As a solo act, Nicoletto favors synth-pop with all of its dance-music associations. Picking up where his 2011 solo debut left off, on the six-song EP Just Panic and Get It Over With (7 Trick Pony), Nicoletto serves up big beats on the royally funky “Kings Are We.” It’s the kind of exhilarating song you can strut around the dance floor to like the big queen that you are. “F5” keeps the dance-party panic going and your heart rate racing. “Mother Numb It” dips into the drum’n bass pool and comes up dripping dizzying beats. “Blink of an Eye,” the sexiest cut, has spring dance anthem written all over it, while “Hell in Gramercy” indicates that Nicoletto hasn’t abandoned his harder-edged side.”
“Electropop singer Derek Nicoletto says he doesn’t want his forthcoming “Just Panic and Get it Over With” to be a routine album release — he wants it to be the soundtrack for a “worldwide art movement.” And so he appears to be well on his way, having wrangled artists from around the globe to make works inspired by the EP, which he plans to exhibit in a series of group exhibitions in Honolulu, Manchester, Provincetown, and beyond, beginning July 12-14 at 287 Spring Gallery in New York. For the inaugural show, three-dozen local artists created works in just about every medium, all referencing the new album in some way. (The only restriction was that Nicoletto himself not appear as the subject.) Most works will be available for sale, at prices set by the artists, throughout the weekend. “Just Panic and Get it Over With” hits stores April 16”
"Derek Nicoletto, dark and brooding, his energetic yet introspective set took in the crowd... His set had punk rock intensity with glam rock underpinnings... crowd awing, all-in showmanship."
“Derek Nicoletto played a brilliant show at On The Rocks, the exclusive room that sits above the Roxy in Hollywood, CA. with a good turnout. The energetic crowd danced around, and despite attempts to be upstaged by his audience, Derek gave a strong show. His alternative sound ran the gamut from ballads that carried the spirit of Prince, with engaging guitar riffs and the hauntingly melodic piano accompaniment, to outright rock anthems in which Derek proclaimed his love for rock-n-roll. Derek himself is an engergetic and intense showman who can keep your attention both parading and prowling across the stage and with his own dance style. His vocals vary like his music, profound sometimes, and genial on other songs. Anyone able to catch Derek onstage, should. I'd recommend him, because there just aren't enough consummate performers in Alternative Rock these days, who don't rely on gimmick. Derek's music is straightforward and true, and every song speaks to within. ”
“Electropop up and comer”
“Passion, talent and ingenuity.”
“Fantastic live show, great sound.”
“Interesting themes, catchy grooves...the talent is obvious. This 2010 Songwriting award recognizes the talent it takes to write a hit song”
“Nicoletto has a unique voice that carries and captures his vivid lyrical imagery.”
“...totally rocks...After listening to the Kind Ghosts album, it seemed like a celebration of genres, featuring sounds of Pop and Rock and Dance.”