Dutch Holly

Dutch Holly

 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
DuoAlternativeIndie

Dutch Holly employs lush male/female harmonies over a rhythmic bed of live-looped instruments striking a balance of ambient chill and danceable grooves informed by 80’s alternative, dream/synth pop, and shoegaze. Similar artists include Phantogram, AIR, and CHVRCHES.

Biography

The indie pop duo, Dutch Holly, debuted their music in February 2014 as a live-looping duo: That day, they discovered that they were on to something big as members of the crowd came up to the stage and started plunking down cash right on Tres’ keyboard! Since then, Jen Juniper and Trés Ikner have traveled extensively, sharpening their live act and writing new material along the way. Today, Dutch Holly’s show is an entirely original, singular experience.

The duo is a formidable songwriting force, having been lauded by critics, fans and music industry professionals alike. 2015 saw the release of Outlaw, Dutch Holly’s self-produced 5-song EP. Two singles from that recording hovered for weeks within the top 10 songs on Number One Music’s global indie pop charts both enjoying some time at #1 on the global chart. Not even a year later, in 2016, Dutch Holly landed a music publishing deal, ensuring that their music will be heard all over the world.

In 2018 as Dutch Holly continues in their fourth year of performing as a duo, they find themselves playing larger stages, captivating bigger crowds, and traveling out of their home region of the desert Southwest. Their sound is as distinct as their approach to performance, having been labeled “neo psychedelic” and “electro-psych pop” by music critics. Festivals and large clubs have developed a taste for the pair’s unique ability to enthrall crowds with their lush harmonies, spacey textures, and dance-able grooves, so the dynamic duo find themselves in higher demand than ever before.


Lyrics

Starlet

Written By: Tres Ikner

Me in my apartment wondering what went wrong
And you in your hotel room letting your ashes dangle way to long
Listening to your very least favorite song,
again.

If you’re feeling bored tonight, here’s something you can do
Staring out the window, calculate the distance from me to you
While the airport beacon flashes white then blue
then white

Cassiopeia, there you go again
Pretending we see you like you don’t pretend
Looking for lovers when you need a friend,
Playing all summer like it’ll never end

Picture perfect parody, there’s something you should know.
Vanity’s a two way street, and I don’t think you know which way to go,
You hope that I don’t notice, but it shows,
Yeah, it shows

….White then blue
….Me to you

Staring at the star that bears what should’ve been your name,
Wistfully, you miss the point as you contemplate the ravages of fame,
The irony is lost on you
it’s such a shame.

Cassiopeia, there you go again
Pretending we see you like you don’t pretend
Looking for lovers when you need a friend,
Playing all summer like it’ll never end

FNC

Written By: J and T Ikner

You don't impress me, sitting there in your chair. Where's the dreamer? Tucked away behind your vacant stare. What's the matter? Did you give away what you know is truth to lies? It's so easy, the false surrender, don't you remember that the dream in you will die if you're all about

Fear and consumption. It's all a pack of lies.
I think you bought it, and sometimes so do I. And when that happens I turn off my TV and I remember the Revolution starts with Me.

Let's not get heavy and polarize, the truth's not hard to find. It's all around us, we're living in the era of the poisoned mind:
Swimming in poison waters, starving and raping our daughters, we'd better just fall in line.

Fear and consumption. It's all a pack of lies, my friend.
I think you bought it, and sometimes so do I. And when that happens I turn off my TV and I remember the Revolution starts with Me.

Discography

Full length, self produced album, "Pull" February 2008.

Set List

(All Originals)