The Holloways play Shockwaves NME Awards Show

The North Londoners rock a loved up KOKO

The Holloways returned to north London to play a Shockwaves NME Awards Show at Camden‘s KOKO last night (February 14).

Bounding onstage at 10.00pm, the band remained in an energetic mood throughout the set.

Beginning with the title track of their debut album, ‘So This Is Great Britain?’, The Holloways then frantically ran through former single ‘Two Left Feet’ and forthcoming release ‘Dance Floor’.


Before album track ‘Fit For A Fortnight’, singer and guitarist Alfie Jackson told the crowd: “This one’s about this place on a Saturday night.”

The Holloways also dedicated ‘Most Lonely Face’ to the audience as a Valentine‘s Day treat.

After single ‘Generator’ the band left the stage, returning for a three-song encore. They then performed a new track, ‘PSB’, with Jackson telling the audience: “It’s about losing the control for your telly!”

After the final song, ‘Fuck Ups’, singer, guitarist and violinist Rob Skipper dived into the audience, while Jackson scaled the balcony at the side of the stage.

The Holloways played:

‘So This Is Great Britain?’


‘Two Left Feet’

‘Dance Floor’

‘Happiness And Penniless’


‘Malcontented One’

‘Diamonds And Pearls’


‘Fit For A Fortnight’

‘Most Lonely Face’

‘Reinvent Myself’


‘London Town’


‘Fuck Ups’

Earlier tonight, Glasgow‘s 1990s performed a rousing set, with the biggest cheers from the crowd reserved for opener and first single ‘You Made Me Like It’, ‘You’re Supposed To Be My Friend’ and ‘Situation’.

Fellow Scots The Dykeenies performed their 80s and electro-influenced indie pop earlier in the evening, with singer Brian Henderson sporting a bizarre fleece hat throughout the set.

The Scots ended on a raucous version of their debut single ‘New Ideas’.

At 7.00pm, Liverpudlian newcomers The Wombats played a well-received set of scuzzy pop-punk showcasing their new single ‘Backfire At The Disco’.

At the beginning of their set, the band performed an introductory song a cappella, and introduced their mascot, a toy wombat, to the crowd before the penultimate ‘Moving To New York’.

The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows continue across London for the next three weeks. Stay tuned to NME.COM for reports and reviews from all this year’s gigs.


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