Holly Golightly New CD

brokeoffs_album_cover.jpgHolly Golightly prepares new CD for Oct. 14 and prepare for November/December U.S. tour, all while relocating from London to Rural America.








NEW YORK, N.Y. — Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, the London-based duo of Holly and Lawyer Dave, will cross the Atlantic soon after the October 14 release of their new album, Dirt Don’t Hurt (Transdreamer Records). In addition to preparing for their 27-city U.S. tour, which starts on November 6 in the Washington, DC area and runs through a December 11 finale in Atlanta, Holly & the Brokeoffs are actually moving to America. Not Brooklyn, not Nashville, not Austin but rather the backwoods of Georgia.


Regarding the move, Holly says, “The original idea was to live somewhere rural, easy and warm. Georgia is all those things and more. For [me], it resembles England enough to feel familiar and for Dave it resembles Texas enough to keep his gun collection. Future plans for the farm include moonshining, recording studio, miniature animal ranching, illegal architecture, and founding the one true church.”


In an early review of the Dirt Don’t Hurt the online music ‘zine Blurt noted the album’s “down-and-dirty country-folk numbers and rural blues stomps that sound like De Stijl-era White Stripes or Giant Sand relocated to the Ozarks . . . Golightly and Lawyer Dave turn blasphemy into something resembling salvation.”

The new CD was recorded in five days during the middle of a 50-date tour in the town of Gijon on Spain’s northern coast, at an analog studio called Circo Perrotti, which is outfitted with vintage recording gear and dedicated to discerning production values.
Their music is a lo-fi stew of blues, country and rockabilly, at once avant-garde and old-timey. Playboy.com says, “Golightly’s songs are so fresh and timeless they could have been recorded yesterday or 40 years ago.” Entertainment Weekly called her “a truly appealing tunesmith.”


Holly Golightly’s discography is a cacophony of albums (studio and live), EPs, singles and 10-inch LPs and iTunes-only releases. Although many of the recordings are best known to Americans as UK imports, several have been released on labels like Kill Rock Stars, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Box Theory, Super Electro and Flapping Jet.


Holly Golightly kicked off her musical career in Thee Headcoatees, the legendary all-girl garage band, closely affiliated with U.K. cult legend Billy Childish. She spent eight years as a Headcoatee, and during those years released her first solo record, The Good Things, in 1995.  She has appeared on multiple collaborative albums, including the title track for the Jim Jarmusch movie “Broken Flowers” with The Greenhornes.  Together with Billy Childish, where the two celebrate ‘One Chord, One Sound, One Song’ on the album In Blood.  Holly also guested on The White Stripes’ “(Well It’s True That) We Love One Another” from their platinum selling Elephant. 




11/6 – IOTA Club, Arlington VA (Washington DC area)

11/7 – Mercury Lounge, NY NY

11/8 – M Room, Philadelphia PA
11/10 – Middle East, Cambridge MA

11/11 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal CANADA

11/12 – Legendary Horseshoe, Toronto CANADA

11/13 – Magic Stick, Detroit MI

11/14 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH

11/15 – Subterranean, Chicago IL

11/16 – Cafe Montmartre, Madison WI

11/17 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN

11/18 – Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence KS

11/19 – Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
11/21 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT

11/22 – Neurolux, Boise ID

11/23 – Chop Suey, Seattle WA

11/24 – Red Room, Kennewick WA

11/25 – Biltmore, Vancouver BC CANADA

11/26 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
11/28 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA

11/29 – Spaceland, Los Angeles CA

12/01 – Casbah, San Diego CA

12/03 – Plush Tucson AZ

12/05 – House Of Blues/Pontiac Garage, Dallas TX

12/06 – Emo’s, Austin TX

12/07 – House Of Blues, Houston TX

12/09 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN

12/10 – The End, Nashville TN

12/11 – The Earl, A

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