“Their debut album, Moments, builds on its promise with a succession of smartphone-aloft songs that belong on the same shelf as Jackson Brown, Arcade Fire and early Ben Howard. This is music for the great outdoors, with the wind in your hair and hope in your heart.” – Sunday Times (UK)
“The Brisbane duo reflect on little nostalgic moments, backed by stunning harmonies and acoustic guitars and piano” – Billboard
“I’m not crying, you’re crying. Damn, Matt and Ryan, this is beautiful, and Priscilla really lifts this to an ethereal special moment.”
– Triple J, Pip Rasmussen
“Hollow Coves is one of the country’s premier folk duos and this new dreamy track will only bolster that reputation”
– Triple J, Dave Ruby Howe
“Just wanna drop a hearteyes emoji on this review but our antique website doesn’t allow such modern emoji behaviour. That’s how I’m feeling though, besotted with this beauty” – Triple J, Tommy Faith
Showcasing Hollow Coves at their finest and most reflective, Purple glides from stunning harmonies to infectiously warm melodies – a tune that will undoubtedly see their infatuated fan base continue to grow and celebrate the sincere duo. Purple allows Hollow Coves to open up with a reverent vulnerability, backed by opulent melodies and instrumentation.
Purple was produced by multi-ARIA award winner Andy Mak (Vera Blue, Boy & Bear, Megan Washington), who found himself so enamoured with the duo’s music that he reached out directly, desperate to work with them at the iconic Grove Studios in Sydney.
“After looking at his past work we realised that we are actually fans of a bunch of stuff he has produced. So we decided to give it a shot. Earlier this year we flew down to Sydney and spent a couple of days recording at The Grove Studios with Andy and his go-to engineer Jackson Barclay.” – Ryan Henderson, Hollow Coves
Joining them on the track was Harry Day of Middle Kids, to complete the stellar team of Australian creatives contributing to the song. With Australian and New Zealand tour dates selling fast, the band have timed the release perfectly, to continue cultivating the intimate connection they share with audiences worldwide.
Inspired by a trip away with his now wife, songwriter Matt Cairns took to nylon and paper to write Purple, sharing the couple’s first moment of openness and vulnerability together.
“One afternoon, early in our relationship, we sat beside a lighthouse on Fingal Headland and put everything on the table. It was the first time being completely vulnerable with each other and it opened a door to a whole new dimension in our relationship. It was at that moment that I realised that this was the girl that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.” – Matt Cairns, Hollow Coves
In particular the song pays homage to that lighthouse on Fingal Headland, which serves as a constant reminder of the moment they shared a deeper connection, forging the next steps of their relationship.
“That place will forever hold a special place in our hearts” – Matt Cairns, Hollow Coves
With borders reopening and live music returning globally, Hollow Coves have seized the moment to return to doing what they do best – capturing the hearts of concertgoers globally. Their Australia & New Zealand Tour will take in two of their largest fan bases – spanning capital and regional centres across the two countries.
“We’re feeling excited about getting on the road again and playing some spots we haven’t played before. It’s just great that the music industry is slowly but surely opening up to more gigs. We can’t wait to see you all!”
– Matt Cairns, Hollow Coves
With 2.3 million monthly listeners and over 300+ million streams on Spotify, as well as over 129 million views and 365k subscribers on YouTube and 100k+ on Instagram, Hollow Coves’ success internationally speaks for itself. Early success in the U.S. market, thanks largely to their song The Woods being featured on CBS drama Scorpion and rocketing to the top of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, generated momentum for Hollow Coves – momentum that showed the duo that a widespread connection with a global audience was more than achievable.
Favourites on the live front, Hollow Coves have enjoyed sold out tours through North America and Europe as headliners, have supported the likes of Jeremy Loops, Tom Walker, Radical Face and Walking on Cars; courting the attention of BBC Radio, Radio X and more. They have also maintained a solid presence at international festivals like Reeperbahn, The Great Escape, Boardmasters, NYE On The Hill, and Pukkelpop.
Songwriting that shines with its rich depth and warmth, that’s how Matt Cairns and Ryan Henderson have won over fans right around the world. Dual Queensland Music Award winners, the band emerged early as ones to watch. Consistently building an enviable reputation as artists across a number of striking releases including to EPs and their debut album ‘Moments’ in 2019, Hollow Coves are one of Australian music’s true gems.
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