Holly Throsby is, for want of a better word, a travelling troubador, whose deeply personal lyrics and warming voice have made her the winner of many hearts both at home in Australia and abroad. She has shared stages with some of the best, including Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Joanna Newsom, Hayden, and Devendra Banhart.
Holly Throsby hails from Sydney, Australia. Her first album, On Night (2004), was recorded in a tiny cottage on Saddleback Mountain on the south coast of NSW. Her second album, Under the Town (2006), was recorded in the same house on the same mountain, but this time more people came up and they brought more instruments to play along with. (Many instruments were played by Tony Dupé. He lives in the house and produced both the albums).
In 2008, Holly released her third album, A Loud Call, which was mostly recorded in Nashville by Mark Nevers. Some other parts – strings and horns – were recorded by Tony Dupé in the Kangaroo Valley in Australia. Holly is accompanied on the album by her long-time band, The Hello Tigers (Bree van Reyk & Jens Birchall), and some very special guests including Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and members of Lambchop and Silver Jews.
Would You from A Loud Call
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Warm Jets from A Loud Call
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Under the Town from Under the Town
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In the last few years Holly has toured Australia many times and has played on various tours in the UK, Europe, America and Canada. She has toured on her own, with her band, and in support of artists such as Joanna Newsom, Smog, Mark Kozelek, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, Paul Kelly, The Eels and Low. She also likes to sing duets and she has done so with, among others, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Sarah Blasko, Glen Hansard (The Swell Season), Jack Ladder, The Sleepy Jackson, New Buffalo, Hayden and Andrew Bird.
Holly has been nominated for two ARIA awards for Best Female Artist (in 2006 for Under the Town and in 2008 for A Loud Call) but, you know, didn’t win. Apart from music she is interested in 20th century literature, political intrigue, humour, small towns and dogs.
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