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July 16, 2018

ellesse sessions x hollie cook

In partnership with Metropolis Studios London, ellesse’s music series returns for a 2nd consecutive year. With a hotbed of over 10 exciting new acts to announce, ellesse sessions showcases some of the UK’s brightest artists from an array of music genres. The music series unearths some of the hottest talent out there with ellesse championing their sound, style and music whilst creating the perfect platform for them to showcase their skills.

Next to stop by is the reggae star Hollie Cook, who came down to Metropolis with her band to perform ‘Luna Addiction’ and ‘Angel of Fire’, two singles taken from her most recent solo album, Vessel Of Love which dropped last January on Merge Records.

Daughter of Sex Pistol’s drummer Paul Cook, and former Culture Club backing singer, Jeni Cook, Hollie was somewhat destined for her career in music, but one that has clearly adopted a range of influences that has blossomed into her own unique style and sound. Cook originally joined the reformed all-female fronted punk-reggae band The Slits, touring with the group and featuring on their 2009 album Trapped Animals. 

But it was in 2011 that Hollie took a step back and created a new musical soundscape, one that pieced the inspirations from her time with The Slits and more significantly lead singer, Ari Up, into eventually releasing her debut Album Hollie Cook. Since then, she has moved onto the release of her third album, Vessel Of Love, where for ellesse, she showcases two stunning live renditions from the long-player. With ‘Luna Addiction’, Cook’s soft emotive vocals, coupled with the band’s delicate instrumentation and down-tempo reggae beats send you deep into the groove. With ‘Angel Fire’, we see Cook’s more playful side, finishing up on a brighter performance as she engages with catchy horn and guitar licks, for what is another captivating ellesse sessions.

All that’s left to do is tune in, turn the volume up and get down to the sounds of the ellesse sessions!




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