British-born singer Holly Golightly moved from London to tiny Danielsville in rural northeast Georgia back in 2008, where she raises horses and various other critters along with her personal and musical partner, “Lawyer” Dave Drake, with whom she records and performs as Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs.
Not only is Golightly readying a new Brokeoffs album, Coulda Shoulda Woulda, slated for release in October, but she also recently recorded an album in London with her longstanding UK-based backing combo. That album, Slowtown Now!, is her first full-band effort in 11 years, and is scheduled to be released Sept. 11th on the British label Damaged Goods.
“There’s nothing contrived, it’s just a bunch of friends who love playing together,” says Golightly. “I’d been touring and recording so much with the Brokeoffs that I hadn’t done anything with my band for a long time, and I really missed playing with them.”
The twelve songs on Slowtown Now! showcase her affection for vintage musical styles such as early rock ‘n’ roll and ‘60s-era girl groups, whereas the Brokeoffs’ forte lies more in rootsy country and blues. “I really love having these two parallel things going,” Holly notes. “They’re different enough that they don’t step on each other’s toes, but they’re both me.”