Essex country-pop duo Holloway Road have announced their third EP Broke.
The EP is due for release on 14th September. It’s the first time the band have released music created through collaborations with other writers and producers between Nashville and the UK. Featured co-writers include Phil Barton and Levi Hummon.
Band members Jack Cooper and Rob Gulston said: “We took our time with this EP. It shows how much we have matured as writers and artists, and it was also special being able to spend time in both the UK and the USA to work with other writers that we admire and call friends to put together another record that we could be proud of.
“Being able to take our time has given us a chance to let some amazing songs from outside the Holloway Road camp come to us that we really connected with. We would never have cut a song we didn’t write unless we really connected with it so it was important to be patient. As much as this record has tastes of serious tones, it’s mainly fun from start to finish, so we hope the fans have as much of a blast listening to it as we did making it!”
To mark the announcement, the band have released the first single from the EP, Hang Over Here. It’s available to stream today and to download immediately for fans who pre-order the EP.
The duo also celebrated the album release this weekend with their highest gig to date at The Shard, the tallest building in London. Next month they’ll embark on a short UK tour, before wrapping up a busy festival season at The Long Road alongside artists including Carrie Underwood, The Shires and Charlie Worsham. Their summer shows also included an appearance at Nashville Meets London, where fans got their first taste of the new music.
Originally from Southend-on-Sea, Holloway Road have won over fans around the UK with their upbeat, rock-influenced sound and high-energy performance. As well as playing regular headline shows – including their first full band UK tour last year, which was documented in their video for Under Cover – they’ve opened for artists including The Shires, Lindsay Ell and American Young. No stranger to the festival circuit, they’ve also performed at festivals such as Country to Country and Country Music Week.
Holloway Road have previously released two self-produced EPs and a number of standalone singles, which were recorded at a home studio in their hometown. The duo have also had more streams than any other independent UK country act and enjoyed extensive radio support and coverage in outlets including Vice, Country Music Magazine and the Daily Mail.
Holloway Road’s new EP Broke is due out on 14th September. You can pre-order the EP on Apple Music here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/broke-ep/1432579691.
See Holloway Road on tour in the UK this September:
1st September – Sambrooks Brewery, London (Acoustic)
2nd September – Hop Festival, Faversham
7th September – The Long Road, Lutterworth
8th September – The Long Road, Lutterworth
10th September – Green Note, London (Acoustic)