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Australia's Ascendant Duo Hollow Coves Release New Song 'On The Way' + Announce European & North America Tour

By Stevie Connor.

Australia's ascendant duo Hollow Coves closed 2023 by opening a piece of their next chapter via new song "On The Way." Behind gripping vocal harmonies and indelible acoustic riffs, Matt Carins and Ryan Henderson return with a blissful celebration of getting lost as a means to "find your feet on the way." While calling back to themes from their "stunning" (Billboard) breakout EP 'Wanderlust' and its fan-favourite single "Coastline" (with over 200 million Spotify streams to date), there's a palpable sense of fresh perspective and hard-earned maturity that accompany all the miles traveled. Inspired by the ocean breezes of Australia's Gold Coast, the breathtaking national parks of the American West and their cross-continental European journeys - "On The Way" is a full-hearted ode to the importance of adventure amidst the 'hurry' of the modern world. 

"On The Way" follows the release of "Milk and Honey" from Hollow Coves (named a Best New Song selection by Ones To Watch) and the announcement of their 2024 tour across North America and Europe. These dates include the biggest shows of the group's career in nearly every major city on both continents, including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris and Berlin. Hollow Coves also celebrate another milestone as the year wraps, now possessing over one billion lifetime streams across all platforms. A testament to the duo emerging as a trusted soundtrack to their fans' special life moments, they've also soared up the 'most-used' list on social media platforms like Instagram Reels. Having previously shared singles “Letting Go” and “Harder To Fake It” this year, Hollow Coves will return shortly into 2024 with more new music and news of future plans. 




March 26 - Gebäude 9 - Cologne, Germany 

March 28 - Muziekgieterij - Maastricht, Netherlands

March 29 - TivoliVredenburg, Ronda - Utrecht, Netherlands

March 30 - Zeche Carl - Essen, Germany 

March 31 - Uebel & Gefährlich - Hamburg, Germany 

April 2 - Columbia Theater - Berlin, Germany

April 3 - MeetFactory - Prague, Czech Republic

April 4 - Simm City - Vienna, Austria 

April 5 - Technikum - Munich, Germany

April 7 - Magazzini Generali - Milan, Italy

April 8 - Komplex 457 - Zurich, Switzerland

April 9 - Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland

April 11 - halle02 - Heidelberg, Germany

April 12 - Opderschmelz - Dudelange, Luxembourg

April 13 - Le Trabendo - Paris, France

April 14 - AB Ballroom - Brussels, Belgium

April 16 - O2 Forum Kentish Town - London, United Kingdom

April 17 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, United Kingdom 

April 18 - Academy 2 - Manchester, United Kingdom


North America

June 5 - Union Stage - Washington, D.C.

June 6 - The Foundry @ The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA

June 8 - Warsaw - New York City, NY

June 10 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

June 11 - MTELUS - Montreal, QC

June 12 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

June 14 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL 

June 15 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN

June 17 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO

June 19 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT

June 22 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

June 23 - Ventura Music Hall - Ventura, CA

June 24 - Bimbo's 365 Club - San Francisco, CA 

June 26 - Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR

June 27 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA

June 29 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC

June 30 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC

On the closing lines of their new song “Photographs,” the duo offer something of a mission statement for their next chapter and upcoming album Nothing To Lose (out March 1 via Nettwerk Music Group): “She loved taking photographs / I love the way she never let the moment pass.” It was, indeed, in the pages of a childhood photo book that Hollow Coves’ Matt Carins and Ryan Henderson found the initial inspiration for their first new album in five years - an ode to preserving, cherishing and appreciating amidst the oversaturation and ephemera of the digital age. Looking to overcome the anxiety and burnout that accompany the latter, Nothing To Lose takes its inspiration from re-learning to appreciate our day-to-day: early morning surf trips on Australia’s Gold Coast, getting lost in the expansive national parks of the American West, the slow-and-steady craftsmanship of film or vinyl or woodworking. Teaming with many collaborators from their close-knit, beach-town musical community - Hollow Coves’ Nothing To Lose is a striking reminder of the often-underestimated powers of gratitude, perspective and simplicity as we navigate the modern world.

A group that has emerged as a post-pandemic soundtrack for their fans’ special life moments - births, weddings, trips of a lifetime - it’s through this emphasis on connectivity and community that Hollow Coves embrace the online space. Becoming one of the most-used artists in fan-created videos across social media platforms like Instagram Reels, and garnering over one billion streams in the process, these grassroots digital moments have paved the way for Hollow Coves to travel across the world, interact with fans and hear their stories. In 2024, they’ll return to North America and Europe to play to larger crowds than ever before - bringing their “stunning harmonies” (Billboard) to “songs that belong on the same shelf as “Jackson Browne, Arcade Fire and early Ben Howard” (The Sunday Times). 

Nothing To Lose will include new single “Photographs” and - among the many yet-to-be-released-tracks -  a collection of well-received 2023 singles “On The Way,”“Milk and Honey,” “Letting Go” and “Harder To Fake It.” 

Collaborating with ARIA-winning producer and engineer Matt Corby, fellow Australian musicians Alex Henrikkson and Chris Collins - plus Matt Carins’ wife Molly and brother Ryan - Nothing To Lose uses this collective to match the energy of Hollow Coves’ live shows with a diverse sonic palate and galvanizing full-band spirit. Announced 2024 tour dates are below. 


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