NAME: The Holloways
HOMETOWN: London, Holloway, United Kingdom
HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: I was listening to my friend Imran’s awesome BBC 6 music radio show called This Music Week and The Holloways were doing a cover of “Starman” [MP3] in honor of David Bowie’s birthday.
LATEST RELEASE: So This Is Great Britain? [TVT Records, BUY]
SONG LISTENED TO: “Generator” [MP3 over at Denuvian]
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: Reminded me a lot of Hot Club de Paris with plunky guitar rhythms and choc full o’ melodies…oh and those trashy Northern accents. Hooray! The chorus states that they can “get a record player and a generator to generate the music that makes you feel better,” and judging from this song (about appreciating everything you have and looking on the bright side), I would have to say this is probably true. Catchy, upbeat, and almost completely free of irony. It makes you feel like a warm hug. Great motivational song for exercising…or carefree partying!
1 to 5 RATING: 5
OTHER BLOGS THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM: Denuvian, You Ain’t No Picasso, Music Snobbery, Photo over at Gregory Nolan, Caught in the Crossfire
LISTEN TO MORE: “Dance Floor” and “Two Left Feet” on the Myspace
Check out this ridiculously awesome video with SAD CLOWNS for “Generator”: