Hollow Coves Release New EP ‘Blessings’ + Australian, European & UK Tour Dates
June 11, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Brisbane indie folk duo Hollow Coves—Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins—release their new EP Blessings and share a special live performance video for the title track shot on Australia’s gorgeous Gold Coast. To celebrate the EP’s release, Hollow Coves will host an acoustic set on their YouTube Channel this Sunday, June 13th at 7 PM BST. Listen to Blessings HERE.
Written and recorded by the band in their home studio on the Gold Coast, Blessings came together during a time where togetherness felt far away. As the world paused and isolation became reality, Ryan and Matt turned inward, finding truths and stories in their respective pasts and putting them to song. From the emotional weight of “Evermore” to the horror story of a night gone wrong in “From the Second Floor,” Hollow Coves explore new territory, writing from a place of solitude for the first time.
“We had a bit of a different approach towards this EP. We didn’t really write these songs to fit together. We were just trying to write anything that came to us. Most of these songs were written during the Stay-at-Home COVID period. We also ended up recording and producing most of the songs ourselves. We built a small home studio and had to learn how to do everything from scratch. The process took quite a long time because we really had no idea what we were doing.”
Hollow Coves orchestrated everything from the ground up for a final collection of songs that found its sound through Ryan and Matt exploring the production side for the first time. In building their home-studio, the duo had a creative space to work through weeks of trial and error, landing on five songs that match their trademark rich harmonies, warm soundscapes and underlying feeling of positivity that is uniquely Hollow Coves.
Watch Hollow Coves Perform “Blessings” Here:
The duo previously shared the singles “Hello” and “Lonely Nights” featuring US folk singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn. “Lonely Nights” was accompanied by a music video that was shot on 16MM Bolex in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, a gorgeous and quiet fishing village turned premier surfing destination that has been home to the Olympus National Surfing Circuit Competition. Watch it HERE.
Hollow Coves also launches their Australian sold-out headline tour today and will join The Paper Kites on their Australian run in August. Their previously announced European and UK headline tour has been rescheduled for May 2022. All dates are listed below.
Media Praise For Hollow Coves:
“Hollow Coves open up in dazzling form on ‘Hello,’ a stirringly sweet and sentimental song ready to soothe our hearts and connect us to something bigger than ourselves.” – Atwood Magazine
“songs that belong on the same shelf as Jackson Brown, Arcade Fire and early Ben Howard.” — Sunday Times “Breaking Act”
“the Brisbane duo crafts indie-folk songs with gentle melodies that will leave you feeling utterly wholesome … essential for the soul.” – Ones To Watch
“Hollow Coves seems to tap into something timeless.” — Clash
“the Brisbane duo reflect on little nostalgic moments, backed by stunning harmonies and acoustic guitars and piano.” – Billboard
A dynamic indie folk group brimming with their passion for travel and observing different shades of the world, Hollow Coves first caught attention with their debut EP Wanderlust (2017) followed by their 2019 debut full-length Moments, whose songs were inspired by reflecting on a variety of moments and unforgettable shared experiences in their lives and the lives of those around them. They have since garnered more than 285 million streams, over 100 million views on YouTube and praise from the likes of Billboard, Clash, Sunday Times, OnesToWatch and more.
Hollow Coves On Tour:
Australian Headline Dates
June 11 Brisbane @ The Triffid – Early Show (SOLD OUT)
June 11 Brisbane @ The Triffid – Late Show (SOLD OUT)
June 12 Gold Coast @ Miami Marketta – Early Show (SOLD OUT)
June 12 Gold Coast @ Miami Marketta – Late Show (SOLD OUT)
June 19 Sydney @ The Factory Theatre – Early Show (SOLD OUT)
June 19 Sydney @ The Factory Theatre – Late Show
June 26 Melbourne @ Corner Hotel – Early Show (SOLD OUT)
June 26 Melbourne @ Corner Hotel – Late Show
With The Paper Kites
Aug 13 Sydney @ State Theatre
Aug 20 Perth @ His Majesty’s Theatre
Aug 21 Adelaide @ Norwood Concert Hall
Aug 27 Brisbane @ Princess Theatre
Sept 2 Melbourne @ Palais Theatre
2022 Europe & UK Headline Dates
May 12 Mannheim, DE @ Alte Feuerwache
May 15 Solothurn, CH @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
May 16 Lucerne, CH @ Konzerthaus Schüür
May 20 Vienna, AT @ Grelle Forelle
May 21 Bratislava li, Slovakia @ Kulturak klub
May 24 Dresden, DE @ Alter Schlachthof
May 26 Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka
May 31 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
June 2 Münster, DE @ Sputnikhalle
June 6 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
June 7 Paris, FR @ La Maraquinerie
June 9 London, UK @ Electric Brixton