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Hollow / Press

"One of the bands to grace the stage was Hollow. A handsome group of boys. An energetic and audience encompassing entity from here in the valley, Hollow’s set and stage presence got the crowd amped up for music and simple enjoyment, interaction at the very most, I have to say they pulled a crowd that filled the club pretty well. Loyal fans, including one new one you all know and love! Hollow filled the empty space above the heads to the ceiling during Hollows performance with shouts and exuberant SCREAMS!!! Another great example of rock diversity, they go from great strings heavy songs which you can hear on their Facebook page “Break Me” and “Lie to Me”, to a fun audience inducing song “Come Alive” As for the talent in Hollow, they provide a purely energetic portrayal of string play and outstanding vocals. Independent of the stage they contribute to the massacre of the floorboards, getting down and grungy with the fans."

“Hollow has an incredible blend of a strong male lead and sensuous melodic female backing vocals that will take you on a ride from high to low then crescendo your senses beyond where they have ever been before. Make sure when you buy the album that you listen to Peel, Walk and Teeth these tracks in my humble opinion are strong for repeated airplay on commercial radio.”

“The band lit up the stage with Break Me, Peel and Teeth. At this point they had full command of everyone in attendance. It was starting to strike me as why a local band with this much talent and precision was still opening shows for bands like the Bulletboys. This is the type of band worthy of the Warped Tour or the Tempe Music Fest.”

“In other matters of change, the group Hollow has sharpened its attack since its earlier recordings, which seemed more adult alternative than the heavy rock presentation it favors now. Perhaps XTRA Sports 910 AM's adoption of two previous crunchers, "Peel" and "The Mirror," as incidental music helped sway that decision. Citing Sevendust and Linkin Park as influences, Hollow might sound to older ears like White Zombie with melodic bursts that are almost like Boston in scope. Singer Ryan Raths' grungy growls on "Grudge" and "Grounded" are pretty great, but he saves his best vocal trick for the end, when his scream approximates a dial-up modem connecting. He even turns out a pretty acoustic ballad, "Walk," with bittersweet piano of the kind that a salaried Roy Bittan surrenders regularly to the Boss. But after three slabs of molten lava, I'm not about to call it "chick rock" and neither should you. ”

Serene Dominic - Phoenix New Times