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Hollow Coves

Hollow Coves is an indie folk band hailing from Brisbane, Australia. The band, consisting of Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins, was formed in 2013. Henderson and Carins both contribute vocals and play the guitar in the band.

Ryan Henderson discovered his passion for music during his high school years when he attended the Woodford Folk Festival and was captivated by the performances of Angus & Julia Stone. Inspired by their music, he embarked on a journey to learn the guitar and pursue a career in music.

Matt Carins, on the other hand, grew up in a musical environment in Brisbane. His father is a member of a local cover band and has also written albums, while his mother is proficient in piano and flute, teaching these instruments as well. Carins' sister is a pianist, and his brother is involved in an alternative rock band, highlighting the family's musical connections.

The band released their debut EP, "Drifting," in October 2014. Following the release of "Drifting," Hollow Coves quickly gained international recognition, especially with the success of their hit single "The Woods" in 2017.

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Howard, and The Paper Kites, Hollow Coves blends an earthy folk sound, featuring simple acoustic melodies, rich vocal harmonies, and profound themes. Their music resonated with audiences, propelling them to the top of notable charts like Hype Machine and THR's Top TV Songs.

Initially, the duo recorded their music in a garage before parting ways, with Henderson heading to Canada and Carins to England. Despite the distance, their music garnered significant attention on platforms like Spotify, leading to widespread acclaim and record deals. In 2017, Hollow Coves signed with Nettwerk and released their debut EP, "Wanderlust". While physically apart, they continued to collaborate remotely, utilizing online resources to write and record songs.

In 2019, the group returned with their nostalgia-laden first full-length titled "Moments".

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Matt Carins, previously working as a carpenter, joined forces with Ryan Henderson to construct a production studio and a soundproof room for practicing and recording their music, highlighting their commitment to their craft even during challenging times. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.