Holly Macve releasing debut LP on Bella Union (stream “Heartbreak Blues”)
Holly Macve was born in Ireland and raised in Yorkshire, but the sound of her music is rooted strongly in America. She credits her mother's collection of old blues and Bob Dylan records as a crucial influence, and she's adopted a singing style that bounces between a country-western twang and a high-and-lonesome yodel. Her debut album, Golden Eagle, comes out March 3 via Bella Union (pre-order), and we're premiering a new song from that album, "Heartbreak Blues." If you're into the same kinds of old records that Holly grew up on, or newer stuff like Angel Olsen and Margo Price, you should definitely give this a listen. Holly doesn't reinvent the wheel, but she's got a songwriting style that's very accomplished for a young artist's debut album (she's 21). Listen to "Heartbreak Blues" and watch the videos for previous single "No One Has The Answers" and "Corner Of My Mind" below.
She played SXSW last year and she'll play again this year.
All Most other dates are in the UK and Ireland. Watch a video that she filmed for NPR at SXSW 2016, along with the list of her tour dates, below.
UPDATE: Holly's also playing a free in-store in NYC before SXSW at Rough Trade on March 8. 8 PM start.
1. White Bridge
2. Corner of My Mind
3. Heartbreak Blues
5. All of Its Glory
8. No One Has the Answers
9. Golden Eagle
10. Sycamore Tree
Holly Macve -- 2017 Tour Dates
Mar 03 Rough Trade East Album Release Show & Signing London, United Kingdom
Mar 08 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
Mar 13 SXSW Music Festival Austin, TX
Apr 04 Wardrobe Theatre Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 05 Komedia Brighton, United Kingdom
Apr 06 St John on Bethnal Green London, United Kingdom
Apr 07 Manchester Sacred Trinity Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 09 Cluny 2 Newcastle, United Kingdom
Apr 11 Ruby Session Dublin, Ireland
Apr 12 DeBarras, Clonakilty Cork, Ireland
Apr 13 Kasbah Social Club Limerick, Ireland
Aug 25 Sea Change Festival Totnes, United Kingdom