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So This Is Great Britain?

The Holloways

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The scrappy garage pop of the Holloways sizes up to the likes of the Kooks, Babyshambles, and the Rifles for one of 2006's brightest English debuts. So This is Great Britain? takes a playful and sweet approach to analyzing the love of life, the love of a girl, and the love of music. The Holloways sometimes sound like a gang of pre-pubescent school boys; their overall performance is carefree and loose, and songs such as "Re-Invent Myself?" and "Generator" come of flirty and fun with simple harmonies and handclaps all around. Other highlights include the snotty punk of the album's title track; echoing bits of the Clash and the Jam make this an excellent party anthem, while "Happiness and Penniless" capture the Holloways' infectious enthusiasm. So This Is Great Britain? is a simple record of quick-witted rock songs; if anything, it's just a glimpse of what the Holloways can do should they tweak things a bit tighter. They're definitely on their way to finding their niche. [JVC Victor released a bonus track edition in 2007 as well.]

Biography

Formed: 2004 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

With their rabble-rousing rock spirit, the Holloways feature Alfie Jackson (vocals/guitar), Rob Skipper (vocals/guitar), Bryn Fowler (bass), and Dave Danger (drums). Formed in fall 2004, the chirpy foursome take their name from the shabby north London streetside that hosts the Nambucca music club, the place that brought the four aspiring musicians together. As the Holloways, they mix the jovial pop sounds of the Rumble Strips with the beer-addled rock & roll of the Libertines to create their...
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