Sat 27 Feb 2021
Hailing from Victoria’s goldfields, striking in her rhinestone studded, suede suits and worn leather boots, Freya Josephine Hollick is without question the Australian roots outlaw par excellence.


After releasing her second full length album Feral Fusion in August of 2018, through Blind Date Records, Freya travelled to the USA to record a set of songs at the famed Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree. With Lucinda Williams’ band Buick 6 and renowned guitarist Greg Leisz ably in tow, Freya approached recording her new songs differently, by eschewing that well-worn old timey aesthetic in favour of a cosmic, electric scratch, taking the country music idiom into relevancy for these complex and troubled modern times. 


Freya Josephine Hollick has come a long way. As we anticipate the release of her upcoming album, we invite you join us on 5ft High & Rising on February 27 to revisit her 2017 session.


Myles O’Neil Shaw vividly remembers that Saturday morning four years ago:


“Musically speaking it was a simple set up with just Freya on guitar and Tom Brooks on pedal steel. But the sound achieved was magical. It highlighted the wonderful songwriting and singing talents that Freya has. Combined with the lonesome sound of the pedal steel, the performance was beguiling. I have replayed the odd song or two from this performance on my show now and then, but it will be wonderful to hear it in its entirety, from start to finish, once again.” 


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