Nikolai Fraiture

New York City

Photograph by Josh Giroux

Name
Nikolai Fraiture

Where are you from?
New York City

What do you do?
I occupy my hands with various musical pursuits.

Describe your style in three words?
Down-and-out Dandy Fop.

You can make a record with anyone from history - who would it be?
David Bowie, as a producer and collaborator.

What do you miss about home when you're on tour?
The simple pleasures: caviar, chardonnay, my French albino poodle named Galliano.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been too?
Roger Waters playing The Wall and Dark Side Of The Moon at Roskilde Festival. 

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Syd Barrett, The Cure, The Vaselines, Joy Division/New Order, Hot Chip, MIA, David Bowie.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be and why?
Bob Marley - Share a spliff, talk philosophy and religion, jam and play some football.


Nikolai Fraiture is best known as the bassist of New York City's indie rock revivalists The Strokes.

With his latest project Summer Moon, Nikolai is at the helm - enlisting the help of friends, a host of fellow artists and musicians from NYC. Summer Moon will release their debut album 'With You Tonight' on 24th February 2017.

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