The Holloways are an English four-piece indie rock band from North London. Their single “Generator” reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart on 11 June 2007. They had five No.1 singles on the UK Indie Chart and several Top 40 singles. Their debut album, So This Is Great Britain?, was awarded 8 out of 10 by NME.
David Jackson and Bryn Fowler established the beginnings of the band, finding Rob Skipper at the live music venue Nambucca on Holloway Road in North London. They would meet later to jam together, playing in future drummer Dave Danger’s room (situated above the club). After an hour of jamming, Jackson and Skipper had six songs with guitar and fiddle parts and harmonizing vocals. Impressed by what he heard from the three, Dave Danger then joined the band.
They toured with Babyshambles, The Pogues, The Kooks, The Rakes, The Wombats, The Pigeon Detectives and CSS, as well as helping launch careers of Frank Turner, Kid Harpoon and Johnny Lloyd of Tribes inviting them to support on their numerous UK tours.
In 2010, Reservoir Media Management acquired 100% of the Holloways publishing assets which had formerly been administered by TVT Music Enterprises, LLC.
In October 2014, founding member Rob Skipper died of a heroin overdose.
“Generator” is the first, fourth and sixth single from the North London indie group The Holloways. The initial limited release wasn’t chart eligible as it was only available from one shop on Holloway Road. The first re-release debuted at #30 in the UK Singles Chart. It was included in The Holloways’ debut album So This is Great Britain?.
The song was performed by The Holloways on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. It was released on Radio 1’s Live Lounge – Volume 2.
It was re-released again on 11 June 2007 and entered the UK Top 20 at #14, making it the band’s highest charting single. It had spent 12 non-consecutive weeks in the UK Top 100.