Words by Jesse Serwer—
Few new artists have secured a more unanimous seal of approval from the vastly different minds that make up the LargeUp braintrust than Hollie Cook, so any new music from her is big news around here. But a new dub album from our favorite lovers rock revivalist? Sign. Us. Up.
In addition to dub reworkings of songs from her self-titled debut (LargeUp’s No. 1 LP of 2011) by her producer, Prince Fatty, her new Hollie Cook in Dub also features some new goodies as well. Hollie recently recorded a ska take on the Andrews Sisters’ “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” retitled as “For Me You Are”, and a moody reggae twist on the Whispers’ R&B classic “And the Beat Goes On,” as A-side singles for limited edition 45s (They’re also slated to appear on Fatty’s upcoming Prince Fatty Vs the Drunken Gambler album), with dub versions of each appearing as B-sides on those releases, as well as on In Dub.
Sample vocal versions of “For Me You Are” and “And the Beat Goes On,” followed by a preview of Hollie Cook in Dub LP (go get the album here) and a mixtape blending some of that LP’s highlights courtesy of Belfast’s AU Magazine.