A dynamic indie folk group brimming with their passion for travel and observing different shades of the world, Hollow Coves is the project of Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins. After meeting in 2013 through mutual friends and a shared love of acoustic music, the boys began writing together with no real expectations for where it might lead. Five years later, Ryan and Matt’s memories from their travels across all corners of the globe have led to a range of new music influenced by their journeys. The pair first caught attention with their debut EP Wanderlust (2017), featuring standout track “The Woods,” which garnered over 40 million streams on Spotify alone, while two of the other songs, “Coastline” and “Home,” each surpassed 30 million Spotify streams.
“After our ‘Wanderlust’ EP, we got a message from a young girl telling us that she’d battled major clinical depression for years, and felt completely isolated, hopeless, worthless, and even had thoughts of suicide. But then she heard our music and something in our music touched her and gave her hope again. She told us that it was our music that helped her to overcome those thoughts of suicide and brought her to a better place.
We were absolutely blown away that our music could make such a powerful difference in someone’s life. Hearing that had such a profound impact on us. But soon she became just one of many. As time passed, more and more people from all over the world began to reach out with similar stories of our music helping them through tough times, depression, anxiety & suicidal thoughts. It rattled us; in a good way.
We’ve heard way too many stories of people taking their lives as a result of depression. The statistics are devastating. Suicide is the number one cause of death for Australians around our age. So we felt compelled to write a song that would aim to speak hope into people’s lives and motivate them to keep going. We wanted to remind people that life has ups and downs. When you feel like you’re at your lowest; there is still hope. Things will get better. Just keep going.”
Fri, Feb 7 Washington, DC @ DC9
Sat, Feb 8 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Tue, Feb 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Wed, Feb 12 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Thur, Feb 13 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral – SOLD OUT
Sat, Feb 15 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Mon, Feb 17 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Tue, Feb 18 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Fri, Feb 21 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Sat, Feb 22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mon, Feb 24 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
Thur, Feb 27 Portland, OR @ Doug Fire Lounge
Fri, Feb 28 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
Sat, Feb 29 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Hi there! My name is Marie, I am French born and raised, now living in Montreal. I work in Marketing by day, and I’m an avid concert-goer by night. I have always had a passion for photography, and realized that this mixes quite well with my love for live music (the absolute best way to experience music, if you ask me).
You can check out some of my work on my website or on Instagram!