Delicately interwoven guitars, good melodies and songs. Well worth a listen.
Martin Chilton picks the best folk albums of 2015, THE TELEGRAPH
Self-recorded suite of warm, delicate songs..slight of build but lovely. Recommended to the tender.
Nick Coleman, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
A bucolic hand-made, hand-played set recorded in her garden shed..sweet songs like “Oh Atoms, Oh molecules” and “Homespun” evoke the felicitous spirit of Vashti Bunyan or latterday Eddi Reader.
Nigel Williamson, UNCUT
Beguilingly unassuming and beautifully crafted, delivered in a voice as fresh as newly laundered linen and as enticing as the scent of lilacs, Lerski’s house is open to visitors. Make sure you drop by.
Mike Davies, FATEA
To be able to look beyond the surfaces of everyday concerns and find new insights may seem a small thing, but it’s a rare skill which should get a big thumbs-up from anyone with a penchant for a finely-turned phrase, something which Holly Lerski has in abundance and, it’s to be hoped, will find recognition for in The Wooden House.
Helen Gregory, FOLK RADIO
Classic, contemplative pop that blooms when given repeated listening. As summer edges nearer Lerski’s Wooden House is the perfect place to “sit up on the porch and see the summer out”.
Grace Caffyn, AESTHETICA
Singer-songwriterly stuff of rare quality. Her melodies are exquisite: simple and affecting, and her voice remains clear as spring water.
One of the sweeter secrets of the late Nineties was Lerski’s Angelou. Here she is again – her voice is still lovely, the lyrics observe every-day love through a poetic filter, the guitars swoop and jinglejangle. It’s a proper record
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
The ideal soundtrack to a sunday summer’s afternoon
Outshines many of her contemporaries
An emotive, acoustic-based collection of highly personal, folk-tinged songs
An assured album that combines The Smiths’ tunefulness and Jeff Buckley’s angelic voice with shimmering guitars and brilliantly understated tunes. Those who loved The Sundays will find much to adore.
A delightfully fresh sounding album, with Holly’s voice sounding superb over acoustic lead backing. Firefly’ sounds like she’s sitting in the room with you…if only! Give this one a listen
Voice of a resurrected sylph and the kudos of touring with acclaimed storyteller John Hiatt, a combination that, by rights, should see her sitting atop the charts within a week. That she probably won’t be speaks more for the parlous state of the industry than it does for the depth of talent at work here.
Haven Records/Mangrove Recordings
Quietly brilliant folk-pop with a gorgeous voice. For those willing to upturn a stone or two there are treasures here…this
album is a real find (8 /10)
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Angelou come up trumps with an album of personal moments and contemplation…introspection rarely sounded stronger
Lerski’s songs have a deft touch and, like her musical hero Jeff Buckley, an air of spiritual redemption
There’s an appealing bittersweet melancholy to her songs, especially on the outstanding ‘Little Sister’, a moving tribute to Jeff Buckley
Released 1998, Haven Records
The best debut of it’s kind since Eddi Reader’s ‘Mirmama’…indeed even The Sundays first effort ‘Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
You’ll be hard pressed to find sounds more achingly lovely
Released June 2001, El Diablo Records, Spain
Released with video in conjunction with Festival of Benicassim Tour of Spain