Following the success of their latest single ‘Even If‘, playlisted across numerous streaming platforms and radio stations worldwide, independent UK duo Holloway Road enlisted the help of controversial Tiger King star Carole Baskin over the weekend to announce their brand new project Twenty Twenty, produced entirely during lockdown, with the pair sharing ideas and recording remotely while isolating in separate houses. The three-song EP will be available to stream/download on October 2nd (pre-save here), with the first new track ‘Senseless’ coming August 7th.
The emerging duo described as “the most exciting live act in the UK” (Lyric Mag) didn’t earn that reputation by accident. Having each spent years in punk rock bands, Jack & Rob – better known as Holloway Road – bring that same mentality and independent mindset to their work as one of the most talked-about new international artists in the country scene, unafraid to put in the mileage and take their music to wherever fans are. Jack Cooper, one of the genre’s most distinctive lead vocalists, is balanced by Rob Gulston’s harmonies and unmatched pop-infused production skills, to create the unique sound so familiar to the fans they’ve gained and artists they’ve collaborated with over the last few years.
Having been selected as one of the first British featured artists on Bauer Media’s 24/7 station Country Hits Radio, the band have also enjoyed long-term support from other key radio stations such as Chris Country, Downtown Country and BBC Radio across the UK, as well as WSM-AM and other stations in the USA.
With a track record that includes sold-out European shows both as a headliner and alongside US & Canadian chart-toppers like Lindsay Ell, Walker Hayes, Danielle Bradbery and Lauren Alaina; festival appearances including CMA Fest 2019, The Long Road, C2C at the O2 Arena, Nashville Meets London and more, Holloway Road’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed, with national television appearances, coverage in Vice, Maverick Magazine and The Daily Mail (“an impressive set for a huge mob of fans…”)
Influenced by artists as diverse as George Strait and Stormzy, Jack & Rob spent 2019 building on their hard-won reputation as the band who bring the soundtrack to the most raucous of parties and delivering another side to their sound, with two more thoughtful, introspective self-penned tracks, ‘Lightning’ & ‘My Love’, each with major playlist support on streaming platforms and as much earworm potential as their more upbeat offerings, bringing the total on-demand streams to date for their independently released music to well over a million.
Additionally, following the release of upbeat follow up single ‘Even If‘ in anticipation of a planned summer of festivals and touring, during the COVID-19 lockdown Holloway Road have instead been sharing a series of split-screen ‘Isolation Station‘ acoustic sessions, viewed and shared thousands of times to date, and their new EP Twenty Twenty will be released on October 2nd.