Spalding Rockwell

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Spalding Rockwell
Genres Punk
Years active 2002-present
Labels Defend
Website Official site
Members Mary Louise "ML" Platt
Nicole "Nikki" Lombardi

Spalding Rockwell is a band composed of Mary Louise "ML" Platt and Nicole "Nikki" Lombardi. They are primarily known for their collaboration with Armand Van Helden entitled "Hear My Name" and are featured in the music video. "Hear My Name" reached number 7 on the Billboard dance chart, was top 30 on world and internet charts, made number 34 in the UK Singles Chart, and reached number 32 in the Australian Singles Chart. it also made a music video featuring Spalding Rockwell that was a MTV Europe hit. Spalding Rockwell is self-described as being "equal parts punk, electro and pop."[1]


This group originally appeared in New York City as Daughter, a punk-hybrid collective composed of Mike Linn (drums), Cezhan Ambrose (guitar), Joe Fiorentino (guitar), Nicole Lombardi (vocals, bass), and ML Platt (vocals). Nicole Lombardi (vocals, bass) and ML Platt (vocals, guitar, production) continued on as a duo, naming themselves Spalding Rockwell. ML Platt grew up in New York City. ML was primarily influenced by hip-hop, especially Black Sheep, Cypress Hill and Wu-Tang Clan. Later she was inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix. Nikki was influenced by the |punk]] scene. Spalding Rockwell first gained attention as a featured act on Larry Tee’s electroclash circuit. Their full-length LP Kate distributed by Defend Music in 2004 was entirely written, performed and produced by ML and Nikki. Most successful were their hit single collaborations with Armand Van Helden, "Hear My Name" which appeared on Van Helden's record "New York: A Mix Odyssey" in 2004 (released by Sony Southern Fried Records) and "Jenny" in 2005 (released by Ultra Records).



  • Skin (as Daughter) (2003)
  • Kate (2004)


  • "Hear My Name" (2004) (Armand Van Helden Featuring)
  • "Je T'Appelle / Hear My Name" (2004) (Armand Van Helden Featuring)
  • "The Kate Remixes" (2005)


Mary-Louise and CZ Rockwell are back as Los Art Rockwells, here is a link to their new music: