Holly Throsby
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"General Press"

"Throsby’s yielding, half-spoken vocals invest poetic distillations with an elusive profundity.”
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MOJO

"Songs which feel like they have been constructed in the smallest and most solitary space. This is a sound of its own.”
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ROLLING STONE

"Throsby sings with a knowing intimacy, like all her songs are enclosed in a secret, special place. She sings and songs shimmer gently in the morning half-light. This is something quite special.”
EVERETT TRUE IN PLAN B

“Throsby's carefully observed ideas and startling voice make the old feel new enough to make neck hairs stand on end, rapt.”
THE NEW YORK SUN

"[This is] the kind of album you want to keep to yourself. Not because you don't think others would feel the same way, but because after you've lived with it for a while Under the Town feels as if it were made just for you."
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

"Like I-Spy-With-My-Little-Eye set to music, or painting pictures with notes and quavers, Under The Town is a breath of fresh air. I guarantee – whatever your mood – that for half an hour at least you'll go to places you only dreamt of and wish you could stay there forever and a day.”
8/10
DROWNED IN SOUND

REVIEWS JUST IN FOR A LOUD CALL:

"Makes you want to lie back and look at the glowing stars."
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THE AUSTRALIAN

"Superb lyricism and subtly rich, oaky instrumentation, effortlessly veering from bright folk pop to spare, almost ambient acoustic laments."
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RAVE

"A Loud Call positively bellows from the highest point. It is simply outstanding."
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THE HUB

"This album sounds like finely blown glass."
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J MAG

"A series of tunes touching on love, death and memory. Despite the hushed tone of Throsby's voice, it's one you won't forget any time soon"
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ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

"Tender, evocative, gently inquisitive"
8/10
SUN HERALD

"Gorgeous, beautiful, incredibly intimate songs. One of the Australian albums of the year so far."
MELBOURNE MAGAZINE (THE AGE)

"Brighter, livelier, more stunningly vivid. Holly Throsby has blossomed."
THE VINE

"A pleasure. This album will course through the veins of those who hear it."
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

"This record is stunning."
DRUM MEDIA

"A Loud Call shimmers with hope, darkness and new levels of intimacy. The once reserved Throsby, who was seemingly afraid of her sheer talent, has blossomed."
OYSTER MAGAZINE

"Throsby has produced some fine work in the past but this is her best by a long shot."
BEAT - Various Media


Discography

ALBUMS
A Loud Call -- 2008
Under the Town -- 2006
On Night -- 2004

SINGLES & EPs
One of You for Me -- 2007

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Bio

A Loud Call is the third album from Australian songwriter and singer, Holly Throsby. It was recorded in a brick house on a leafy street in Nashville, Tennessee, in November 2007 by engineer and producer Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Andrew Bird).
Switching between her traveler’s guitar and a grand piano, Holly was accompanied by her long-time band as well as a handful of very special guests including Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (singing duet on ‘Would You?’) and members of Lambchop and Silver Jews (Matt Swanson on bass, Tony Crow on synthesizer and William Tyler on electric guitar).
From the swelling guitar feedback and beds of vocal harmonies which engulf the opening track (‘Warm Jets’), to the odd-pop, bicycle wheel percussion of ‘Time it Takes' and the bright sparks of trumpets and pizzicato cellos on ‘One of You for Me’, A Loud Call is richer and more full-blooded than its predecessors. But for all its diversity, it is effortlessly cohesive: quotidian narratives, epigrams against heartbreak, and vivid, otherworldly fragments are anchored by Holly’s distinctive phrasing and lyrical concision.
Holly recorded her first two albums (2004’s On Night and 2006’s ARIA nominated Under the Town) in a farmhouse on a mountain on the Australian south coast. Both were critically acclaimed, locally and abroad. She has toured Australia many times and has played on various tours in the UK, Europe, America & Canada. She has toured on her own, with her band, and in support of artists such as The Tallest Man on Earth, Handsome Family, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan, David Pajo, The Eels, Micah P. Hinson, Mark Kozelek, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart and Low. More recently Holly has appeared on In Field & Town, the new album by Hayden, and has joined Andrew Bird, New Buffalo and Oscar-winning songwriter Glen Hansard (The Frames) for live duets at various shows in Australia. She also wrote and illustrated two limited-edition comic books, which she now sells at shows.

Holly is currently undertaking an extensive tour of the UK & Europe.