× Hollis Brown release "3 Shots" and announce European tourdates

Hollis Brown release "3 Shots" and announce European tourdates


Since New York-based band Hollis Brown started out, they have grown into one of the most convincing current young rock 'n' roll acts. While their music is based on an almost inexhaustible pool of 60s and 70s influences yet anchored in the here and now, their releases show a clear development from the raw, direct sound of their debut to the complex, multi-faceted approach on their new album "3 Shots". The album's eleven songs document Hollis Brown's grown creativity, more substantial songwriting and a more clearly-defined identity. "3 Shots" is their fourth full-lenght album, the first to be released in Europe on Blue Rose Records.

Named after an early Bob Dylan song (The Ballad Of Hollis Brown), school friends Mike Montali and Jon Bonilla founded this band as a quartet in 2009 in Queens, NY. Their eponymous debut and a few privately released EPs indicate great passion and drive as well as a search for musical direction. With the widely distributed 2013 album "Ride On The Train" Hollis Brown started a-rolling – with very fresh-sounding first-class American rock’n’roll. Combining 60ies and 70ies virtues with No Depression and alt.Americana sounds, the foursome convey a deep appreciation and knowledge of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Young, The Band, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

Produced by the experienced Adam Landry (Allison Moorer, Deer Tick) Hollis Brown are entering a garage-y, blues- and southern rock-drenched terrain with an indie-rock-meets-alt.country-vibe not unlike Marah, Middle Brother, Felice Brothers, Delta Spirit, even Whiskeytown or Green On Red. The minimalist-rocking rhythm section of bassist Dillon DeVito and drummer Michael Graves provides a steady rumbling beat, lead guitarist Jon Bonilla knows exactly where to be economical and where to be crunchy with his riffs and Mike Montali is a mesmerizing frontman, teasing the audience with his high, nervous, cutting voice.

With the release (OUT TODAY) the band has a busy year ahead. This summer they start a North American stadium tour opening up for Counting Crows. Straight after they will come over to tour Europe, starting late October:

2015.10.20 Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
2015.10.21 Hamburg-Bergedorf (DE) @ Sound Yard
2015.10.22 Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
2015.10.23 Hengelo (NL) @ Metropool
2015.10.24 Oostende (BE) @ De Zwerver
2015.10.25 Edam (NL) @ Harmonie, A Walk About Music - Afternoon
2015.10.25 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso - Evening
2015.10.26 London (UK) @ The Islington
2015.10.27 Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2
2015.10.28 Leicester (UK) @ The Musician
2015.10.29 Nottingham (UK) @ The Maze
2015.10.30 Oxford (UK) @ The Bullingdon
2015.11.02 Zurich (CH) @ El Lokal
2015.11.03 Cantu (IT) @ All 1&35 Circa
2015.11.04 Grosseto (IT) @ The Dog House
2015.11.05 Vignola, Modena (IT) @ TBC
2015.11.06 Trevisio (IT) @ Montebelluna
2015.11.07 Dozza (IT) @ Teatro Comunale
2015.11.08 Vigevano (IT) @ Teatro Moderno
2015.11.10 Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
2015.11.11 Madrid (ESP) @ Boite Live
2015.11.12 Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
2015.11.13 Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
2015.11.14 Clermont Ferrand (FR) @ Le Baraka
2015.11.17 Heilbronn (DE) @ Red River Saloon
2015.11.20 Borger (NL) @ VanSlag