Album of the Month - March, 2017
500 Copies on red vinyl with download & bonus CD.
Holly Macve was signed to Bella Union in 2015, after label boss Simon Raymonde saw her perform at an open mic night – the first he had attended in 35 years – in the dimly lit basement of The Bee's Mouth in Brighton. He alleges that her velvet-smooth, honey-sweet voice silenced the rowdy room “within barely half a minute” of Holly opening her mouth.
Since then, she has supported the likes of Villagers, Ryley Walker, and John Grant. Her debut album, Golden Eagle – in equal parts melancholy and sultry Southern sunshine, imbued with the wit and wisdom of someone far beyond her 21 years – is Rough Trade's Album of the Month.
- Diva Harris