chin up buttercup – it's a music post

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Holly McNarland has to be the female artist I blog about the most… er okay maybe the only female artist I blog about.

Aside from being the girl in Matt Good‘s Alabama Motel Room video all those years ago, she’s put out albums such as Sour Pie, Stuff, Home is Where my Feet Are and a DVD (amazon).

I was checking out the forum (.org) and found a NEW official Holly site is in the works at It has a bio, forum and news updates. Check out some of her new tunes on her myspace page as well.

Holly McNarland is one of those rare female vocalists, whose voice isnt breathy or cute, but packs a wallop that can literally affect your body. While her whisper-to-a-scream voice may soothe on some songs, it can send shivers up your spine at the same time. The Vancouver-based sirens voice is so intense yet vulnerable that it stirs emotions in listeners they didnt know they had (

(View My Flickr Photos from one of her shows last year. Tag: hollymcnarland)

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  1. gusgreeperWednesday, July 12th, 2006 — 8:52am PDT

    we will have to see her together some day or be there at the same time ;0)
    i think i have seen her three times live it MAY be four. it is the STUFF album i had signed my stupid xgirlfriend ruined. STUPID EX GF!

    i LOVE her new song on the myspace page!

  2. ZanstormWednesday, July 12th, 2006 — 10:04pm PDT

    Are you a fan of Heather Nova? Especially her early albums? It kinda has some of the same feel as Holly McNarland. Check out Heather’s Oyster album, trust me!

  3. gusgreeperThursday, July 13th, 2006 — 8:45am PDT

    totally she is RAD i have Oyster and Siren

  4. Miss604Thursday, July 13th, 2006 — 2:36pm PDT

    cool! i’ll have to check her out (i trust your music taste :p)

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