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The Holloways return to Central

by Ben Davis on 6 November, 2009 | 0 comments

The Holloways

The Holloways established the beginnings of the band at a local pub and live music venue on Holloway Road in London called Nambucca (and taking the road as their namesake). *They* had an unlucky start to the year with their spiritual home Nambucca being burned to the ground. Not that The Holloways had stopped smiling – not for very long anyway. “The sun doesn’t always shine” is one of the band’s phrases to live by; along with “everything happens for a reason”.

The Holloways, a four-piece indie-rock band from North London, had an exciting start to life with the critically acclaimed debut – So This Is Great Britain? – and 2007 saw the band storm sold out shows across the UK with singles Dance Floor, Generator and Two Left Feet pumping on the radio airwaves.

Their second album No Smoke, No Mirrors was released on 5th October 2009, many proclaiming it pop album of the year. The Holloways new album is not just an authentic album in the tradition of great British bands who have left an indelible mark in both the UK and US, but one of song-writing prowess, keen hooks and luscious, textured melodies. A slice of quintessential British pop rock with strong songs and catchier melodies than ever before.

The Holloways favour high-tempo, up-beat and energetic sounds, recognisable cheeky vocals and memorable lyrics set against a backdrop of a rich and accomplished orchestration with a hint of calypso.

There is nothing gimmicky here. No fiddly sound manipulation or choreographed mid-song posturings. No egos, no nonsense. Just fun rock-n-roll at its purest.

The Holloways play Central Station, Wrexham on Thursday 12th November. Tickets: £8.50 adv Doors: 7.30pm Over 14’s welcome. Tickets available from: Yales Café Bar, Wxm – 01978 358780, seetickets.com, ticketline.co.uk – 0870 444 5556. I.D may be required to purchase alcohol.


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The Holloways

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