Nikki & The Waves are a Liverpool-based band. The 6-piece formed after taking part in their university’s talent competition. They have been described as indie, alternative pop and dream pop, but their genre is difficult to pin down with their mix of guitars, keys, brass, violin and sometimes even flute. Their music can remind you of Vampire Weekend,Mac DeMarco, Beirut and The Smiths whilst incorporating ska and funk-influences as well as catchy guitar riffs. Overall, their music speaks to a wide range of audiences and their shows seem to get everyone going with their upbeat and energetic performance.