Return-to-roots album drops in mid September.
By Blurt Staff
Distaff rocker Holly Golightly has a pair of very different projects coming this summer and then in the fall — a Brokeoffs album (more on that shortly) and for now a “solo” U.K. album called Slowtown Now! on punk/garage mainstays Damaged Goods Records. Due September 11, it’s being billed as a return-to-her-British-roots effort and is her first full-band album in over a decade. BLURT’s got the exclusive on new track “Seven Wonders” which we are chuffed to serve up right now:
As with 2004’s Slowly But Surely, Slowtown Now!, Golightly recorded with her longstanding U.K. band of guitarists Ed Deegan and Bradley Burgess, bassist Matt Radford and drummer Bruce Brand. “There’s nothing contrived, it’s just a bunch of friends who love playing together,” she says of the new project, noting that the original impetus for the project was to mark the 25th anniversary of Damaged Goods, which released many of the artist’s ’90s and ’00s titles. “I’d been touring and recording so much with the Brokeoffs,” she continues, “that I hadn’t done anything with my band for a long time, and I really missed playing with them. It was very easy to step back into it.”
Back in the day, of course, Golightly was a mainstay of the London garage scene as a member of Billy Childish’s entourage, also forming Thee Headcoatees and, eventually, going solo and working with everyone from the White Stripes and Mudhoney to Rocket From the Crypt and the Greenhornes. More recently she relocated to rural Georgia, where she and partner Lawyer Dave carved out a new, roots/blues/country musical identity as Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs. As noted above, a Brokeoffs album is also in the works.