The Holland Dutch
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The Holland Dutch

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Nov
14
The Holland Dutch @ The Highland Ballroom with CLUB AWESOME

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Aug
14
The Holland Dutch @ 40 Watt Club with AMY RAY

Athens, Georgia, USA

Athens, Georgia, USA

Jul
26
The Holland Dutch @ Wonderroot with THE WILD

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Self-Starter is the debut release from Atlanta-based 4-piece The Holland Dutch. The album has a slight girly-pop feel akin to bands like The New Pornographers and Throwing Muses. Listening to this rockin' release will definitely get your toes tappin' and fingers snappin' to their shifting tempos and vocal harmonies. Although their music has a very poppy veneer, underneath the surface lay complex and darker undertones. The lyrics venture into territories and subjects you wouldn’t expect... Highlights include "Sad Salute" and "Kids Are All Grown." As we approach spring and summer, this is the perfect release for those bright and happy days.

- Stephen Jefferson - PRICK Magazine


"Rock [reminiscent] of the darker moments of The Go Go's with a bit more bite." - Degenerate Press


Discography

new album in the works, due out early 2010 (two tracks available now on SonicBids)
Self-Starter, full length CD, 2007
Streaming on Last.fm
Sad Salute featured in May 2009 Walk to Run podcast

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Bio

The Holland Dutch are neither Dutch, nor from Holland, but they're bound to rock your clogs off! The 4-piece from Atlanta, GA cranks out driving, melodic, harmony-laden indie rock, often likened to the New Pornographers and Throwing Muses. Self-Starter, the band's debut full-length release, is chock full of the fun and lively, yet dark and musing rock that has earned the band a solid and growing fan base and their highly anticipated sophomore release, due out in early 2010, promises to deliver no less.

"Although their music has a poppy veneer, underneath the surface lay complex and darker undertones. The lyrics venture into territories and subjects you wouldn't expect... Highlights include Sad Salute and Kids Are All Grown."
—Stephen Jefferson, PRICK magazine

Influences:
X, Richard Thompson, XTC, The New Pornographers, The Damned, Dusty Springfield, Throwing Muses, Neko Case, Frank Black, The Red Aunts, Buzzcocks, Kristin Hersh, The Jam, Fig Dish, The Breeders, Dance Hall Crashers, Pulp, Big Star, Blondie, The Flamin' Groovies, The Bonzo Dog Band, Guided By Voices, Dukes of Stratosphear, The Kinks, Roxy Music, Link Wray, Pavement, Scream, 50 Foot Wave