Hollows frontman, Sean Davies, is from Denbigh, as is bassist Josh Owen. Lead guitarist Jack Savage is from Wigan and drummer, Conor Williams, originally from Birmingham is now Manchester based. The band members are all talented and experienced musicians who came together from other projects to form Hollows.
At the turn of 2017 Hollows were gearing up to play their first show at Rebellion in Manchester. By October, with successful shows in Liverpool, Chester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and London the band were growing in confidence and took to the stage at some UK festivals, including Threshold and MAH Festival (Liverpool), Tramlines (Sheffield), Indie Week (Manchester) Chester Live, by 2018 they started their festival season with a mainstage slot at Cheltenham’s Wychwood Festival. Currently working on new material to release in summer 2018 along with a UK tour in August.
Their debut EP, Temporary was released in May 2017 as both a physical and digital release, which was funded to completion by an enthusiastic crowdfunding campaign, hitting its target a full two weeks ahead of deadline. A great live band with their big sound, catchy riffs, and Sean’s strong vocals, described as having, ‘… a fast-growing reputation for delivering strong live performances…..An alternative rock band who have a perfect festival-ready sound with strong guitars and frontman Sean Davies’ hugely distinctive vocals’ by Getintothis
Canada’s Indie Week Festival hosted Indie Week Europe in Manchester in October 2017, Hollows were overall runners-up from the 150 bands who took part, judged by a panel of industry experts. It was a terrific way to bring their first full year together to a close.
There's a lot of similarity coupled with conflict on bands, artists, genres... you name it. Hollows list of influences can be very contradictory -
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Others have said -
Atone - ‘I love the dramatic drums and guitar looping to create a rushing effect merging into the singer’s voice. Loved the production - I confess I listened to the whole of it totally enraptured 5/5’ - Steve Willcox, Little Indie Blogs
‘I loved ‘Don’t Walk’ because it reminds me in small parts of some of my favourite Cure songs - Adam Walton, BBC Introducing
‘… a fast-growing reputation for delivering strong live performances’…and...’An alternative rock band who have a perfect festival-ready sound with strong guitars and frontman Sean Davies’ hugely distinctive vocals’ - Getintothis
Atone - ‘Yeah! - I like that’ – Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
‘.. .when I tell you that Hollows are ruddy brilliant and that you’re missing out if you’ve not listened to them before I’m being very, very serious’ - Ciaran Steward, We Close Tonight
‘Scattered across all corners of the North West, Hollows are one of the region’s big tips, they’ve garnered critical acclaim across numerous BBC Introducing platforms as well among these pages at Getintothis.
Intelligent rock and roll wrapped around profound lyrics and infectious hooks’ – Getintothis
‘One of the bands from Manchester that we think are really going hit it big time’ - Sam Shrouder, Wychwood Festival