"Gorgeous, beautiful, incredibly intimate songs. One of the Australian albums of the year so far." MELBOURNEMAGAZINE (THE AGE)
"Throsby has taken her music to a whole new level...with elegantly structured, delightful (lyrical and musical) understatement" ****
THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)
Holly Throsby is from Sydney, Australia. Her first album, On Night (2004), was recorded in a tiny cottage on Saddleback Mountain on the south coast of NSW. Her second album, Under the Town (2006), was recorded in the same house on the same mountain, and this year Holly released her third album, A Loud Call, which was mostly recorded in Nashville by Mark Nevers. Some other parts – strings and horns – were recorded by Tony Dupé in the Kangaroo Valley in Australia. Holly is accompanied on the album by her long-time band, The Hello Tigers (Bree van Reyk & Jens Birchall), and some very special guests including Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and members of Lambchop and Silver Jews.
In the last few years Holly has toured Australia many times and has played on various tours in the UK, Europe, America and Canada, including support tours for bands such as The Eels and Low. She also likes to sing duets and she has done so with, among others, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Sarah Blasko, Glen Hansard (The Swell Season), and Andrew Bird.
Holly has been nominated for two ARIA awards for Best Female Artist (in 2006 for Under the Town and in 2008 for A Loud Call) but, you know, didn't win. Apart from music she is interested in 20th century literature, political intrigue, humour, small towns, naive art and dogs.