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Tue 23rd Nov 2021

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Off the back of Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and Nick Grimshaw’s Tune Of The Week for remarkable new single ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’, Holly Humberstone today announces her biggest UK and Ireland headline tour.

Taking place this winter, following a record breaking sell-out four date stint for a debut show at Omeara, which now commences on 15 August. Holly’s incredible ascent during a global pandemic to Britain’s breakthrough star of the year means only her second London headline will take place at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 8 November, the penultimate show in a nine date tour. Becoming renowned for visually striking, narrative driven live performances, the 21-year-old will also star on Later..With Jools Holland on 28 May, alongside Sigrid, Little Simz and Imelda May for an all-female episode. Tickets for Holly’s tour are available to pre order now, with general on sale 9am Friday 4 June 2021.


Exploring new territory sonically, with brooding, heavy production, ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ is a landmark single for Holly, becoming her fastest growing streaming release so far and another statement of intent from an artist with a deep understanding of storytelling. The official video is also representative of Holly’s ability to create a new world in her music, as the cinematic triumph reflects the sheer panic and isolation of never feeling at home in your own home. It’s no surprise that the Grantham based artist came runner up in the BBC Sound of 2021 and her debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel and immaculate single ‘Haunted House’ has now surpassed 120M streams.

Breaking through during the year that Covid changed the world has meant that Holly’s home environment has been even more intrinsic to the creative process. Her music videos and the short film ‘On The Run‘ all weave the story of her adolescence together and easter eggs are scattered throughout. When Holly was invited to perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden, she used the fact it had to be filmed remotely to pick up the Falling Asleep At The Wheel storyline, finding herself being thrown into the back of a police van for fictional crimes committed earlier in the tale. Some of the biggest global superstars including Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello and Matt Healy have taken note of the interior and exterior world she has created, which has led to Holly confirming an upcoming collaboration with the 1975 frontman, in her highly-anticipated second EP, due later this year.  From being chosen as Apple’s Up Next Artist and VEVO DSCVR’s Artists To Watch 2021, as well as selling out four headline shows at Omeara, the 21-year-old has also been heralded internationally by the likes of The Sunday Times, NME (5*), The Guardian, i-D, ELLE, Billboard, Triple J, BBC Radio 1 and Apple Music, as well as continued playlist support from BBC Radio 1. Holly has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel! Live, as well as being hand-picked to perform at BBC’s Music’s Introducing Live, and featured in VEVO’s DSCVR At Home series, but at the heart of Holly’s creative output are the poetry books she was raised on and the music created with producer Rob Milton (Easy Life). Holly’s songs embrace and translate some of life’s most intense feelings in a way that typical conversations all too often fail to capture, from mental health struggles to the dizzying feelings of displacement as you grow out of adolescence, with lyrics laced over distant buzzes, ethereal echoes and wonky, warped glitches, capturing the sounds of nighttime in the world the rising star has created.


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