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Damaged Goods

Released: 21.8.15

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In the decade since the last Holly Golightly solo release, she’s recorded several excellent albums as half of the Brokeoffs that were soaked in blues, country and gospel. But now, just in time for summer, she’s got the old Medway gang back together for Slowtown Now!, an album that sees her tackling everything from fingerpopping R&B to 60s girlpop, mod jazz to psych. There’s a lovely Spector intro to When I Wake, a narcotic haze to sultry Apache rewrite Forevermore, the perfect go-go groove of As You Go Down and so much more besides. It takes a consummate artist like Holly to reference so many great influences and still come up with an album that feels entirely of a piece.

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