Holly Humberstone takes America

Holly Humberstone takes America

Ironically, the sense of movement is a constant in the videos of an artist who started her professional career during the first lockdowns in the UK. Whether it’s letting herself go lying on a crane in the first EP’s “Falling Asleep at the Wheel” video, or sneaking through a building’s vent pipe in “The Walls Are Way Too Thin” from her long-awaited second ep , Holly Humberstone just doesn’t stop.  Holly Humberstone gained popularity through her association with musician Lewis Capaldi, performing during breaks in her tours, and now she celebrates successful partnerships with Matt Healy (The 1975) and the Glass Animals joyful hipsters:

With lighter rules in the face of vaccination against covid-19, the young artist has been a constant presence – and courageous, since she performs without a backing band – in some of the main festivals in Europe and now she’ll be touring the United States for the first time. She’s getting ready to open the gigs for none other than Girl in Red – who has raves from Taylor Swift on her résumé, next year, with a lot of dates already sold out.

Marie Ulven Ringheim, known professionally as Girl in Red, is a Norwegian indie pop singer and songwriter. Her single “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” earned over 100 million streams on Spotify, and was listed at ninth place on The New York Times’ list of “The 68 Best Songs of 2018”.


And here we go: 19-year-old prodigy (she’s now 21) who composes as an adult, still lives in her mother’s house, sharing a room with her 3 sisters and releasing single after spot-on single, becoming one of the most promising names of pop music, alongside Baby Queen and beabadoobee to name a few…

On the road again: HH and Baby Queen

No, it’s not Lorde, I’m talking about Holly Humberstone who, since the beginning of quarantine, has already given us almost 2 eps and a string of pearls like the latest single “Scarlett” written from her friend’s point of view to address a toxic relationship. Yes. We’re talking about writing skills that would leave nothing to be desired for medallions like Joni Mitchell, Phoebe Bridgers, Laura Marling and, why not, Bob Dylan.


Songs like “Falling asleep at the wheel”, “Deep End” and “Overkill” from her first ep bring freshness to the already saturated world of precocious singers and go further: they actually redesign guitar rock. Holly revealed in an interview with the BBC that since she got a guitar, she’s been writing songs on it because she likes the sound. Nostalgic songs that could very well be part of the grunge movement – try imagining Chris Cornell singing “Deep end” for instance. This is exactly what she’s used to say: SICK!


October 6th, 2021 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

October 7th, 2021 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)

October 9th, 2021 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX

October 10th, 2021 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, New York

October 12th, 2021 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, New York (SOLD OUT)

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Marcos Tadeu

Marcos Tadeu

Jornalista, idealizador e apresentador do Rock Cabeça na 100,9 FM, Rádio Inconfidência FM (MG) desde 2016. Acima de tudo, um fã de rock gringo.