This weekend saw one of Britain’s most celebrated bands, The Stone Roses, return to the live circuit for a weekend of comeback shows. As with many shows of this stature, the support slots were fairly illustrious, with acts like Beady Eye, Plan B and Primal Scream taking the stage at various points of the weekend.
Yet the eagle eyed among you may have seen that one of these slots was filled by one Hollie Cook, who you’d be forgiven for never having heard of. So, this begs one moderately important question: who on Earth is Hollie Cook?
After being born into a music family (her dad was the drummer of The Sex Pistols and her mum was in Culture Club), Hollie has been steadily following in the footsteps of her family by forging out a music career – somewhat surprisingly, as a reggae singer.
Well, sort of. Her music is a blend of both reggae and pop, and fantastically so. Her debut, self-titled album juggles the two perfectly, making it brilliantly suited for chilling out in a park in the summer sunshine (cough cough).
And after releasing a dub version of her album in May, we’re more than a bit interested to see what she’s gonna do next.
Listen to her track, ‘Milk and Honey’, below.
- Matt Mansfield