Holler my Dear
The heavier the world feels on your shoulders, the more you need a light and dainty beat to move to. With Steady As She Goes, Berlin-based band Holler My Dear are releasing a disco-folk album that works the current gloomy state of affairs into bouncy tunes.
To hi-hats, trumpets and accordeon, the six eclecticists are dancing gently on the filter bubble all while being staunchly political; play acoustically all while retaining their disco groove. Seeming contradictions is also where the album’s nautical title stems from: Steady As She Goes, or „keeping the ship on course“ is less about going in straight lines and more about navigating high tides: It’s fluctuation Holler My Dear find consistency in.
The world keeps on turning, the beat goes on – and so does our boat trip: Laura Winkler’s athletic, silky vocals float between escapism and escalation, paint with sound, make the loud sound soft and sometimes just let four be on the floor.
In the end, no battle cry is more powerful than a danceable punchline above a sundowner groove and funky guitars:
»You sow the seeds of discord?
We sow the seeds of disco.«
After 160 live concerts - from Reeperbahn Festival, Fusion Festival, Jazz Open Stuttgart and X-Jazz Berlin to Jarasum International Jazzfestival (COR), Jazzkaar Festival (EST) or Eurojazz Festival Mexico City (MX) - the international sextett Holler my Dear is looking forward to a glittering Germany tour on occasion of their third CD release Steady As She Goes (Traumton Records).
Holler my Dear are
Laura »Laus« Winkler vocals, composition
Fabian Koppri mandolin, guitar, vocals
Stephen Molchanski trumpet, vocals
Valentin Butt accordion
Lucas Dietrich bass
Elena Shams drums