"Elegiac, serene, well-traveled, and earthy."
“Holly Mae achieves these intimate moments, where you feel one with yourself and with the world. A soundtrack to life, adaptive and stirring … a dream landscape, in which memories are gingerly awakened. These memories are winsome and pleasant, taking each other by the arm to dance to her music.”
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Our next two shows are in this moody May. This coming Thursday, May 10th, 2012, at Schokoladen in Mitte (U8 Rosenthaler Platz) with Blue on Blue (UK). Then at the end of the month, we will play a leise set on Monday, … Continue reading
On Friday, April 27th Holly Mae performed solo at Sofa Salon with the achingly winsome Susanna Berivan. We were featured in a beautiful review by Oliver Peel! Event organizer and musician Sam Wareing is coming out with her album soon, too.
Florian Duijsens interviews Holly Mae & the Painted Room
Holly Mae first performed in 1995 at the Living Room in Isla Vista, California, under the name La Sullen Teen, an acoustic riot grrrl act. Holly Mae’s first folk band was called the Interludes. San Francisco, 2006. Ken Lee, Sami Jo Buffington, … Continue reading
The old folk song “I Know Where I am Going,” includes the following lyric: Feather beds are soft/ And painted rooms are bonnie/ But I would give them all/ For my handsome winsome Johnny. Holly Mae heard a version of … Continue reading
Holly Mae loves Bob Dylan and would want to go back in time and marry him and have his children if that weren’t so infeasible. As a compromise, she has been recording a few covers at home. Let’s see how … Continue reading
We have so many bands that we admire. Recently, we went to see the Berlin phenomenon Fenster play at Marie Antoinette, to celebrate their album Bones being released on Morr Music. Another reason we were thrilled to attend was that … Continue reading
We are assembling a bit of press information. In a December 2011 issue of Berliner Zeitung, the band’s album I Am Dark Sided (2011, produced by the musicians Eliza Hiscox and Alex Park) was recommended as one of the best … Continue reading
The Painted Room is hiring! We are looking for a producer and creative partner to record and arrange our next album with us. We’d like to take it beyond a record of “who we are right now” and into the … Continue reading
The Painted Room is delighted to perform next at Madame Claude, in Kreuzberg. Located between Goerlitzer Bahnhof and Schlesiches Tor at Lübbener Straße 19, Madame Claude has our vote as Berlin’s best venue for small acts. Run by a charming pack … Continue reading