5 Jul 2014

The Sampler: Jolie Holland

From RNZ Music, 3:45 pm on 5 July 2014

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Wine Dark Sea is the title of the sixth album Texas-born singer Jolie Holland has made since she quit the Vancouver-based Be Good Tanyas and struck out on her own a little over a decade ago. And in that time she’s covered a lot of ground with her highly personalised music.

A melody, for Holland, isn’t just there to be sung; it is something to be chewed and gargled, stretched and popped like bubblegum.

Nick Bollinger reviews the latest from Texan singer-songwriter Jolie Holland.