Thursday 3 May 2012

Hollie Cook

It's been quite a good month for new albums what with Spiritualized, Alabama Shakes and Nick Waterhouse just to name three.

Here's a track from an album that I bought on the strength of the cover and just to hear a dub of a Reggae version of Walking In The Sand and I'm very glad I did as the whole album is excellent.

Hollie Cook's debut album was released last summer and was championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq. A couple of weeks ago the companion piece Prince Fatty presents Hollie Cook 'In Dub' was released which does exactly what it says in the title, turning the almost pop Reggae original tracks in to late night listening that King Tubby would have been proud to have produced.

Oh and Hollie has a famous dad who has been recently carrying out drumming duties for Edwyn Collins and a member of an influential punk band.

Hollie Cook - Walking In The Sand Dub.


davyh said...

Gobsmacking coincidence since in the last hour and before reading your post I downloaded this free Mr.Bongo label sampler and listened to Ms Cook for the first time: go grab it, it's full of grooviness!

davyh said...

PS: I see she became an official Slit when they toured last year.

Mondo said...

I caught her doing a live in store at Rough Trade East last Monday. Just a 3 piece sound system type setup with Hollie, Prince Fatty and the ermm toasting chap. Stunning stuff - so good she got 3 encores..

I managed to grab a chat with her before the gig - and can confirm, she's a top girl.

Both albums are belters

Swiss Adam said...

I posted one of hers at the start of the year. Internet police took it down.