Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Holloways

The Holloways formed in a little place called Nambucca on Holloway Road, north London, back in November 2004. The members are: Alfie Jackson- Vocals, Guitars and Harmonica, Rob Skipper- Vocals, Guitars and Fiddle, Bryn Fowler- Bass & Backing Vocals, Dave Danger- Drums & Egg Shaker.

‘Two Left Feet’ is The Holloways’ first release on TVT Records. Produced by Langer & Winstanley (Elvis Costello, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Madness, Blur) the song (a paean to young love) is built around a typically inspired duel guitar and fiddle riff and accompanied by some lovely Dylan like harmonica. Alfie Jackson sings of being drunk and lonely and that overwhelming late night yearning for someone to bring a little joy into your life.

Having built up a huge and loyal following over the course of last year, the band released their first two singles ‘Generator’ and ‘Happiness and Penniless’ on their own label ‘Sensible Records’. Both received an incredible response: romping to victory on Radio 1 Zane Lowe’s ‘Fresh Meat’, ‘Rebel Play List’ winners on Lamacq BBC 6 Music (twice), plus two John Kennedy XFM sessions.

The Holloways' music style is very typical for the acts coming from G. Britain. If you liked the Libertines then check the Holloways too!

The Holloways - Demos (Sampler)
The Holloways @ MySpace

Smoosh - Free To Stay (2006) !!!
Sufjan Stevens - Avalanche (2006) !!!
Camera Obscura - Underachievers Please Try Harder !!!
Andrew Bird - And The Misterious Production Of Eggs !!!
Smoosh - Free To Stay !!!
+ Rufus Wainwright, Albin De La Simone
Mouse On Mars - Radical Connector
Röyksopp - The Understanding
Fischerspooner - Odyssey
Pendulum - Hold Your Colour
Mint Royale - Dancehall Places + See You In The Morning
The Strokes (ft. Eddie Wedder and Josh Homme) - Mercy, Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye cover)
Razorlight - Hey Ya! (Outcast cover)
The Arcade Fire - Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

since i've waited up until now to finally get a copy of the avalanche thanks for snagging that linkdump.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Michael Z said...

i was waiting for the new smoosh album .. Thanks!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

i like your new banner.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Abby said...

I agree with Tara, brilliant banner.

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dam avalanche link is dead now

5:10 AM  
Blogger Saiman Miah said...

o no i really wanted to hear some more smoosh! shame.....

yeah nice banner! how would i go about putting a picture in my title for my blog?



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