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Hollie Cook
Hollie Cook - Hollie Cook
(CD/LP/Digital) Mr Bongo MRBCD079/MRBLP079, 2011-06-06

The summer of 2011 welcomes the self titled debut album by Hollie Cook, released 6th June on Mr Bongo Recordings. Hollie's self-coined 'Tropical pop' sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. The album is produced by friend and collaborator Mike Pelanconi, better known as Prince Fatty. Debut single That Very Night is currently making waves across radio, with Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 2/6 Music), Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), John Kennedy (XFM) and David Rodigan (Kiss) among her many supporters. The album includes a cover of Shangri-La's' (Remember) Walkin' In The Sand, transformed from a dark emotive song to one filled with a flavour of hope. The talents of Omar, Dennis Bovell, George Decker of The Pioneers, Style Scott and Horseman also feature across the album.

Hollie Cook
Hollie Cook - Hollie Cook
(CD/LP/Digital) Mr Bongo MRBCD079/MRBLP079, 2011-06-06

Milk & Honey by Hollie Cook

Milk & Honey by Hollie Cook

That Very Night by Hollie Cook

Walking In The Sand by Hollie Cook

Shadow Kissing by Hollie Cook

Body Beat by Hollie Cook

Tracklisting :
01. Milk And Honey
02. That Very Night
03. Walking In The Sand (The Shangri-Las cover)
04. Cry (Disco Mix)
05. It's So Different Here
06. Sugar Water (Look At My Face)
07. Shadow Kissing
08. Used To Be
09. Body Beat

Links :
holliecook.com
holliecook.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/holliecookmusic
soundcloud.com/holliecook
twitter.com/holliecookie
youtube.com/holliecookmusic
mrbongo.com
facebook.com/mrbongoworldwide
twitter.com/#!/therealmrbongo
youtube.com/MrBongoRecords
buy it soon on buymrbongo.com



Press Release :
The summer of 2011 welcomes the self titled debut album by Hollie Cook, released 6th June on Mr Bongo Recordings. Hollie's self-coined 'Tropical pop' sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. The album is produced by friend and collaborator Mike Pelanconi, better known as Prince Fatty.

Debut single 'That Very Night' is currently making waves across radio, with Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 2/6 Music), Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), John Kennedy (XFM) and David Rodigan (Kiss) among her many supporters. The album includes a cover of Shangri-Las' '(Remember) Walkin' In The Sand)'. transformed from a dark emotive song to one filled with a flavour of hope. The talents of Omar, Dennis Bovell, George Decker of The Pioneers, Style Scott and Horseman also feature across the album.

Hollie Cook was born and bred in West London in a household dominated by music - with Sex Pistol Paul Cook as her dad, music was always around - and she gravitated to the sounds of Marc Bolan, David Bowie and The Cure. Entering professional acting, singing and modelling at a young age, Hollie soon rejected her performance arts schooling for a musical path truer to her influences. Family friend and Slits singer Ari Up persuaded Hollie to sing backing vocals for a new EP 'Revenge of the Killer Slits', which she followed by ditching school to join the band on a six week US tour. Hollie was now an official Slit - Ari referred to Hollie as the 'second singer' - so when it came to record a new Slits album in LA, Hollie's vocals, keyboards and even her song 'Cry' all featured. More collaborations followed: a duet with Jamie T on his 'Chaka Demus' EP, with Ian Brown on 'The World Is Yours', and most significantly as featured vocalist on Prince Fatty's underground reggae hit 'Milk and Honey'. The single received airplay across BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, XFM, Kiss and even ended up on Grey's Anatomy. Hollie is currently lending her skills to The Rotten Hill Gang, a fluid crew set up by Gary Stonadge from Big Audio Dynamite II, on tour with a reformed Big Audio Dynamite in April.

Feedback : "Her debut album could be one of the year’s highlights" - John Kennedy (XFM) for Dazed & Confused
"An enticing mix of sun-kissed lovers rock and girl group sounds" - Mojo

Huge support from Steve Lamacq including his ‘Introducing’ show (BBC Radio 2) and Round Table (BBC 6Music). Hollie also won the Rebel Playlist spot on BBC 6Music with her new single Walking In The Sand. Strong radio support from the legendary David Rodigan, Jo Whiley, Don Letts, Nemone, Sean Keavney, Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe & Maconie, Gemma Cairney, Mista Jam and many more...
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