Hollow Coves unveil long awaited sophomore album ‘Nothing To Lose’

The road Hollow Coves have been on to get to this point, where they celebrate the release of their second studio album Nothing To Lose, has been one marked by many moments of self-discovery; creative rejuvenation and fresh inspiration.

Between songwriters and musicians Matt Carins and Ryan Henderson, the music of Hollow Coves represents a heartfelt, tonally rich blend of indie-folk music that international and Australian audiences have been loving. With Nothing To Lose, Hollow Coves take the strong foundations of their sound, meticulously laid across years’ worth of releases, and amplify it with an evolved blend of storytelling and musical influences; 1 billion global streams200 million YouTube views & 2.4 million Shazams.

Nothing To Lose was recorded at Rainbow Valley Studios with Matt Corby (Budjerah, Sia, Tash Sultana), the ARIA-winning performer coming onboard to produce and engineer the album, as well as co-write three of the tracks with Hollow Coves, Alex Henriksson and Chris Collins (Middle Kids, Tyne-James Organ, Gretta Ray).

Featuring singles including  ‘Photographs’ and ‘See You Soon’Nothing To Lose collects stories and observations that have resonated with Carins and Henderson on a deep level.

“After these co-writes ended up going so well and us being stoked with the direction it was going in, we all thought it would be great to work on the whole album together. Ryan and I also had a bunch of other songs that were already written from our own studio in Currumbin Valley. With Matt Corby producing the whole record and playing drums, Bass and other instruments, it definitely brought out a different colour/flavour to our music.”

“Going into this album, we wanted to challenge ourselves creatively and get into a space where we didn’t put too much pressure on the songs. To do this, we both decided we’d just write separately and add songs to our dropbox. If there were any of the songs that we both resonated with then we would work on finishing them together. We also wanted to make this album a little differently from our previous work to help our live show have more energy and vibe to it.” 
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As Hollow Coves explain, Nothing To Lose is an opportunity for them as the artists, as well as the listener, to take a beat – unwind and try to switch off for a moment. In a world where so much of our media and cultural consumption is based around toxicity and negativity, Hollow Coves are aiming to provide an avenue of escape and nurturing for all those seeking it.

“The whole record is based on our personal experiences of trying to slow down and realise that living simply is the best for our souls. The world is in such a rush these days and with that there’s a lot of stress and anxieties. Our lifestyle from living on the Gold Coast and having such a great community made us naturally write about topics that will hopefully inspire the listener to think about what’s actually important to them.” HOLLOW COVES

The release of Nothing To Lose coincides with the final countdown to the next chapter of Hollow Coves’ life on the road. With an extensive run of shows set to take Carins and Henderson right around the world with their music, Nothing To Lose stands to reunite the duo with their loyal fan base across Europe and the UK, as well as North America and Canada, through into the Australian winter.

Having already developed an enviable live presence for themselves courtesy of countless international tours and festival appearances at the likes of OsheagaLa CigalePukkelpopBoardmasters; as well as at home at events including NYE On The HillLost Lands and Woodford Folk Festival, Hollow Coves have cemented their position as one of Australia’s most dynamic live exports.

Across their catalogue, Hollow Covers have accumulated over one billion global streams, have been supported extensively by the likes of Triple J and Triple J Unearthed, as well as PasteBillboardClashand The Sunday Times. Their music has achieved further widespread recognition thanks to lucrative syncs on US TV shows including Grey’s AnatomyAmerican Idol and 9-1-1 Lonestar; positioning Hollow Coves as more than just a buzz group, but one with proven longevity potential.

With the release of Nothing To Lose, Hollow Coves redefine themselves as a creative partnership, presenting their most cohesive and in touch material to date.

HOLLOW COVES EUROPE / UK TOUR DATES

Tuesday 26 March Gebäude 9 Cologne GERMANY
Thursday 28 March 
Muziekgieterij Maastricht NETHERLANDS
Friday 29 March 
TivoliVredenburg – Ronda Utrecht NETHERLANDS
Saturday 30 March 
Zeche Carl Essen GERMANY
Sunday 31 March 
Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg GERMANY
Tuesday 2 April 
Columbia Theater Berlin GERMAN
Wednesday 3 April 
MeatFactory Prague CZECH REPUBLIC
Thursday 4 April 
Simm City Vienna AUSTRIA
Friday 5 April 
Technikum Munich GERMANY
Sunday 7 April 
Magazzini Generali Milan ITALY
Monday 8 April 
Komplex 457 Zurich SWITZERLAND
Tuesday 9 April 
Les Docks Lausanne SWITZERLAND
Thursday 11 April 
Halle02 Heidelberg GERMANY
Friday 12 April 
Opderschmelz Dudelange LUXEMBOURG
Saturday 13 April 
Le Trabendo Paris FRANCE
Sunday 14 April 
AB Ballroom Brussels BELGIUM
Tuesday 16 April 
O2 Forum Kentish Town London UK
Wednesday 17 April 
Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK
Thursday 18 April 
Academy 2 Manchester UK

HOLLOW COVES NORTH AMERICA & CANADA TOUR DATES

Wednesday 5 June Union Stage Washington DC
Thursday 6 June 
The Foundry Philadelphia
Saturday 8 June 
Warsaw New York City
Monday 10 June
 Paradise Rock Club Boston
Tuesday 11 June 
MTELUS Montreal
Wednesday 12 June
 Danforth Music Hall Toronto
Friday 14 June 
Lincoln Hall Chicago
Saturday 15 June
 Fine Line Minneapolis
Monday 17 June 
Gothic Theatre Denver
Wednesday 19 June
 The Grand at the Complex Salt Lake City
Saturday 22 June
 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles
Sunday 23 June 
Venture Music Hall Ventura
Monday 24 June 
Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco
Wednesday 26 June 
Aladdin Theater Portland
Thursday 27 June
 The Crocodile Seattle
Saturday 29 June 
Vogue Theatre Vancouver
Sunday 30 June 
Capital Ballroom Victoria

HOLLOW COVES AUSTRALIAN & NZ TOUR DATES

Thursday 24 October The Church Christchurch
Friday 25 October 
San Fran Wellington
Saturday 26 October 
Tuning Fork Aukland
Saturday 2nd November 
The Tivoli Brisbane
Friday 8th November 
Altar Hobart
Saturday 9th November 
The Gov Adelaide
Friday 15th November 
Enmore Theatre Sydney
Saturday 16th November 
Forum Melbourne
Friday 22nd November 
Freo Perth
Saturday 23rd November 
The River Margaret River