From selling out her LA headline show at La Fonda to storming the stages at Lollapalooza in Chicago to Summersonic in Japan, Holly Humberstone has become a global live talent and this weekend gets ready to make her mainstage debut at Reading & Leeds Festival. But it’s Holly’s consistent intimate live experiences that capture the heart of her raw songwriting, and this October the 23-year-old artist will play a run of intimate live shows in partnership with independent record stores across the UK.


In celebration of the release of her debut album Paint My Bedroom Black on 13th October, the dates will be the only chance to catch Holly live in the UK this year outside of festivals. The run of out-stores include a special hometown date at Nottingham’s Rough Trade, a short distance from Grantham where Holly grew up. Tickets are on sale on Thursday 24 August at 10am. Ticket link here.

1 October – Jacaranda, Liverpool
2 October – Crash, Leeds
3 October – Rough Trade, Nottingham
5 October – Banquet, London
6 October –Vinilo, Southampton


Last month, Holly Humberstone released “Superbloodmoon” featuring d4vd, the third song taken from her highly anticipated debut album Paint My Bedroom Black, out on 13 October 2023. A Super blood moon is when the Earth’s moon is in a total lunar eclipse and the sky becomes red, and Holly loved the idea of how rare it was. She met billion streaming American singer and songwriter d4vd in London at longtime collaborator Rob Milton’s studio, and they both wrote the song in a few hours, imagining two people staring at the rare lunar eclipse from opposite sides of the world.

Always inspired by her environment and how that affects her sense of self and identity, from her parent’s Haunted House to flatshares in London with The Walls Are Way To Thin, “Superbloodmoon” reflects the landscape surrounding Holly, travelling the world, taking a flight last year on tour and trying to find an anchoring and missing loved ones.

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