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HOLLIE COOK: Full Moon Baby + video + 2022 tour dates

HOLLIE COOK:  Full Moon BabyDo you like a bit of Hollie Cook? The monkey likes a bit of Hollie Cook. It’s good news then to hear that she’s back with a new album – Happy Hour – in June. Naturally there’ll be some singles before that of course and the first of those is this one, Full Moon Baby. If you’ve been following Hollie for a bit, you may remember her brand of poppy but classy reggae has hitherto been described as
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GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB (feat. HOLLIE COOK): Honey

GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB (feat. HOLLIE COOK): HoneyIt’s been a while since news of Hollie Cook has graced MB’s virtual pages but here she is popping up again as guest vocalist on the new Gentleman’s Dub Club single, Honey. The track comes ahead of the band’s new Down To Earth LP and the music for it provides exactly the sort of easy-on-the-ear island vibrations you’d expect to find on – well – a Hollie Cook album. Let’s consider those lyrics
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HOLLIE COOK: Sweet Like Chocolate + video

HOLLIE COOK:  Sweet Like ChocolateSweet Like Chocolate sound familiar? That’s because it was top ten in several countries, a UK number one and the eighth biggest selling UK single of 1999. It didn’t sound like this though did it? No it didn’t, for the Shanks & Bigfoot original was about as mainstream as garage track could get. Step forward Hollie Cook nearly a decade later
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HOLLIE COOK: Ghostly Fading + Summer/ Autumn 2018 tour dates

HOLLIE COOK:  Ghostly Fading Another single off Hollie Cook’s rather good Youth-produced third studio album Vessel Of Love appears and this time it’s one of the jauntiest tracks from the LP, Ghostly Fading. Can we expect Cook’s sweetly ethereal vocals over an electronica-informed pop reggae skank by any chance? We certainly can – but what exactly is she singing about? Buggered if I know but it sounds good. Oh
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HOLLIE COOK: Stay Alive (HEMPOLICS remix) + extra tour dates

HOLLIE COOK:  Stay Alive (HEMPOLICS remix) + extra tour datesHollie Cook’s star continues to rise following the release of her rather good third album, Vessel Of Love, so much so in fact that a Hempolics remix of album track Stay Alive has been released and Cook’s world tour has been extended. Where the original LP version (produced by Youth of Killing Joke) employs dubby, electronica-tinged reggae, The Hempolics jettison the electronica and dub shit
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HOLLIE COOK: Vessel Of Love + 2018 Tour dates

HOLLIE COOK: Vessel Of LoveIf a couple of fairly big factors have changed since Hollie Cook’s last LP, you can rest assured that the new one, entitled Vessel Of Love, is the most fully-realised manifestation of her distinctive brand of pop-oriented dub reggae yet. Which is all very positive news given that Cook has switched labels from Mr Bongo (her home for her self-titled debut and 2014’s Twice) to Merge, based in the U.S.
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HOLLIE COOK: ‘Angel Fire’ Sofar London Live video (2017)

HOLLIE COOK:  'Angel Fire' Sofar London Live videoIf you’re not a Daily Mail reader, it’s quite possible you give a shit about other people – particularly those less fortunate than you. Hollie Cook does. It’s why she and her band agreed to play a special Sofar Sounds gig for Amnesty International back in September in aid of refugees – a performance that can be viewed on the video below. Check it and you’ll catch Hollie delivering a sweetly
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HOLLIE COOK: ‘Survive’ video (2017) + European tour 2018 dates

“Without your love boy, I just don’t know how to survive,” sings Hollie Cook ethereally on Survive a.k.a one half of recent, excellent reggae double single Freefalling/ Survive. But do we believe her? Perhaps a gander at the new video with its home video-style footage all tastefully shot through a vintage Super 8 style filter will help. But what’s this? Hollie having a shimmy in the kitchen
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HOLLIE COOK: Freefalling/ Survive (2017)

HOLLIE COOK:  Freefalling/ Survive (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ The honey-voiced Hollie Cook comes up smelling of roses yet again with a new double digi-single consisting of Survive and Freefalling which follows the July release of Angel Fire and, like that cut, will also appear on her forthcoming album Vessel Of Love released in January. Both the new tracks are again produced by Killing Joke’s Youth (as, indeed, is the whole
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HOLLIE COOK: Angel Fire (2017)

HOLLIE COOK: Angel FireAh – Hollie Cook – always a pleasure – especially since she has a new single out entitled Angel Fire. All the elements of a classic Cook reggae cut are there, the butter-wouldn’t melt vocals and a classy reggae beat with pop savvy. It’s what she once referred to, tongue-in-cheek, as ‘tropical pop’ in fact. A term which has no doubt haunted her ever since, like the ghost of Amazulu, bandied around
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