"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.”
"I Am Dark Sided (2011) and Turns Of Phrase (2010) can more than hold their own in comparison to any of your other folk-influenced favourites of the past few years. Heart wrenching lyrics backed by beautiful passages ... playing their part for the star of the record, Holly Mae’s voice."
"Holly Mae and The Painted Room is a literate art-folk project that draws inspiration from myths, fairy tales and Greek tragedy, heavy on swooning, sparking sounds and harmonies."