I’ve been here before. Less than 48 hours before New Tracks Weekend, looking for just one more stunner sound to pack out twelve hours worth of programming. Scouring all my favorite sources for new sounds. Then, almost by accident, I always end up backing into something amazing I’d never heard of. Right now, Holden Girls EP by Holden Girls is it. Cavernous, downtempo, dreamy, if you had to best describe the sound it’s like classic Red House Painters as the heroin starts to wear off. The vocals are lazy, languid, but not out of key.
So, fine, it’s been out a month and we didn’t know about it. Now we do. And now you do, too.
Not a lot of biographical detail about the band that created this sound. They are either from Cambridge or Ely (or both), they feature four guitarists (at least part time), and they don’t like photos. But, then, what more do you need? If they bring the sound and the mood, the rest is moot.
Holden Girls is:
Connor Browne – Vocals, Guitar
Luke Cowan – Guitar, Bass, Keys
Owen Kennedy – Guitar, Keys
Alex Brown – Guitar
George Fletcher – Drums