Hollie Cook came to our attention with the brilliant tune produced by Prince Fatty “Milk and Honey”. Daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and former Culture Club backing singer Jeni Cook, but she also has Boy George as a godfather and was babysat by David Bowie!
Bring all of those influences together, she releases her second studio album, Twice.
Once again she has teamed up with the brilliant Brighton based producer Prince Fatty, Keeping things local the album is out on the excellent Mr Bongo label.
The album is the follow-up to her eponymous debut, which was described as a “gorgeous late 70s style reggae pop” and “one of the most enjoyable reggae albums of 2011”.
The new album, Twice, sees Hollie’s love of reggae coupled by other influences, including strings, Brazilian percussion, dark disco and shades of Giorgio Moroder.
She is joined on the album by Dennis Bovell, Omar, George Dekker and Winston Francis.
In 2012, a dub version of Cook’s debut album was released, called Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub.