MUSIC

 

Albums –

The Wooden House (2015)

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1. Inkblot
2. Wooden House
3. Building You The Ark
4. Come Sit Down
5. Oh Atoms, Oh Molecules
6. Magpie
7. Happy Sad
8. Show And Tell
9. Pudding Pie
10. Homespun

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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.
THE CRACK


 

Life Is Beautiful (2003)

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1. Everyone’s Lonely
2. More Than A Storm
3. Stop The Train
4. In The Dark
5. My Love
6. Fool’s Gold
7. Firefly
8. Life Is Beautiful
9. Barefoot In The Park
10. Tiger Falls
11. The Longest Night

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Sanctuary Records

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
ROCKSOUND

Outshines many of her contemporaries
CLASSIC ROCK

An emotive, acoustic-based collection of highly personal, folk-tinged songs
BILLBOARD

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.
RED

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
GUITARIST

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.
LOGO MAGAZINE


 

While You Were Sleeping (2000)

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1. Sainte Genevieve
2. Shipping News
3. Rise Up
4. Glittering Creatures
5. Fall
6. Bitter Honey
7. While You Were Sleeping
8. Coat
9. Summer Homecoming
10. This Is Not A Love Song
11. Little Sister

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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
FROOTS

Lerski’s songs have a deft touch and, like her musical hero Jeff Buckley, an air of spiritual redemption
Q MAGAZINE

There’s an appealing bittersweet melancholy to her songs, especially on the outstanding ‘Little Sister’, a moving tribute to Jeff Buckley
UNCUT


 

Automiracles (1998)

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1. She Stays
2. Flesh and Blood
3. Honeysuckle Again
4. Automatic Miracles
5. Humble
6. Thank You
7. Let’s Go Home
8. The Mermaid Girl
9. Elysian Fields
10. Lullaby

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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
THE INDEPENDENT

You’ll be hard pressed to find sounds more achingly lovely
MOJO

 


 

Sweet Dreams Tonight (2001)

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1. Sainte Genevieve
2. The shipping news
3. Glittering creatures
4. Coat
5. Bitter honey
6. Rise up
7. This is not a love song
8. Summer homecoming
9. Fall
10. Little sister
11. While you were sleeping
12. You and your sister
13. Golden brown
14. Riverman
15. Hallelujah

 

Released 2002, Sanctuary Records

 

Midnight Witcheries (2001)

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1. This Is Not a Love Song
2. Summer Homecoming
3. Glittering Creatures
4. Bitter Honey
5. Sainte Genevieve
6. Honeysuckle Again
7. Let’s Go Home
8. Humble
9. She Stays
10. Hallelujah

 

Released January 2001, El Diablo Records, Spain

 

Singles/E.P.s –

My Love (2003)

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Buy on iTunes or Amazon

 

Released August 2003, Sanctuary Records

 

Everyone’s Lonely (2003)

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Released June 2003, Sanctuary Records

 

Summertime (2001)

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Released June 2001, El Diablo Records, Spain

Released with video in conjunction with Festival of Benicassim Tour of Spain


 

Hallelujah (1997)

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Released June 1997, Haven Records

Haunting melody and simple acoustic beauty
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