The north London indie band will reform for a special pre-Christmas gig in the capital next month
The Holloways will play their first proper gig in over six years in London next month – see further details about the show and ticket information below.
The indie four-piece formed in 2004, enjoying chart success with the June 2007 re-release of their single ‘Generator’. That track was taken from their debut album ‘So This Is Great Britain?’ (released in October 2006), which was followed by a second record, ‘No Smoke, No Mirrors’, in October 2009.
The Holloways split in 2011, with the band saying farewell to their fans with an emotional gig in London in May of that year. The band were later rocked by the death of founding member Rob Skipper, who tragically passed away in 2014 following a drug overdose.
After playing a small acoustic show earlier this year, The Holloways have now announced their return with news of their first proper gig in over six years.
Set to take place at the band’s spiritual home of the Nambucca in north London, The Holloways will play at the venue on December 21. Support will come from Bless, Pink Hotel and Gemma Rogers & The Mil Men.
Speaking to NME about the gig, The Holloways frontman Alfie Jackson said that the band had wanted to put on a proper show for a while.
“We did an acoustic one earlier on in the year and we really enjoyed that. It’s been something that we’ve talked about on and off over the years and it was just a matter of when. We’ve wanted to do it for a while.
“It’s quite surreal [to be back],” Jackson continued. “In one part of your brain, it feels like it was so long ago and then in the other half it feels like it was only last week. I remember when we did the acoustic gig, as soon as we were on the stage, people were singing along.
“Seeing people in the front row with The Holloways t-shirts on was like no time had passed, even though it was six years ago since we did our last gig.”
Asked if the band had any plans to release new material, Jackson said that fans should “wait and see”.
“Well, I’ve got a few songs which are very Holloways-y. It’s hard for me to not write songs that sound right for The Holloways because that’s my natural way of writing. So, we may record something new, we might play something brand new at the gig. We shall wait and see.”