Reuben Hollebon

Live Act Alternative Rock
Reuben Hollebon  - Alternative Rock Live Act in London

Reuben Hollebon Short Info

Reuben Hollebon is a songwriter from Norfolk, England. Growing up by the diminishing coast, the child of two social workers, Reuben remembers a youth spent pedaling bicycles out to the sea, and exploring the land and people around him. “This is where a lot of my songs come from,” he says. “They are stories that revolve around that life.”

His debut album will be titled Terminal Nostalgia; a reflection of his past, but also a warning note that life should be about now, not only something to carve into a remembrance. The album is colored by his discovery of music as an outlet, and attempts to capture an approach that is at once experimental and accessible, whilst also intense and intimate.

Several of the LP's songs center around friends and family, including the powerful “We’re Gonna Miss Us (When We’re Gone)”, a grief-stricken dirge with spectral horns that tells of the story of someone close as dementia begins to set in. Album opener “Haystacks” draws from a true folk story of a boy whose mischief preceded a darker turn in his life. Whilst “Common Table” strikes a hopeful note, imagining a good ending for us all, "When the dust is made of us, we'll take a boat and head out to the water.”

Largely self-produced, Terminal Nostalgia is a collection of deeply personal stories told with raw, tremulous vocals. The soundscape takes influence from Reuben’s time as a recording engineer for several well-known acts including Basement Jaxx, Courtney Barnett and The London Symphony Orchestra.

Reuben’s musical ideas are kept in reams of notebooks stacked in the corners, waiting to be shaped into a finished product over minutes or days in the studio. He takes great care to ensure that whatever instrumentation is added to each song is done to amplify and support those original ideas. “I’ll have the vocal and accompaniment down, and I’ll ask myself what I want to hear in terms of rhythm and texture, then choose an instrument to fill that role.”

The result is a singular and soulful collection of songs that resonate together, but can just as easily stand on their own. Each song draws its distinct pace and personality from percussion, carefully considered instrumentation, and subtle use of electronics. Above all, the album taken as a whole reveals a man with an uncompromising resolve to connect with his audience.

Reuben Hollebon is a songwriter from Norfolk, England. Growing up by the diminishing coast, the child of two social workers, Reuben remembers a youth spent pedaling bicycles out to the sea, and exploring the land and people around him. “This is where a lot of my songs come from,” he says. “They are stories that revolve around that life.”

His debut album will be titled Terminal Nostalgia; a reflection of his past, but also a warning note that life should be about now, not only something to carve into a remembrance. The album is colored by his discovery of music as an outlet, and attempts to capture an approach that is at once experimental ...

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Past Gigs Reuben Hollebon

  • 03 | 2016 Shack well Arms, Shoreditch, London Label Mates Festival
  • 02 | 2016 Vault Festival, Waterloo, London VaultFestival
  • 01 | 2016 Queen Head, Islington Nest Collective
  • 12 | 2015 Oslo, Hackney Supporting Heartless Bastards
  • 12 | 2015 St Pancreas Church, London Headline gig, (Sold out).
  • 12 | 2015 St Pancreas Church, London Headline gig, (Sold out).
  • 08 | 2015 Meltdown Festival Room 2 performance

Discography Reuben Hollebon

  • 2015 Faces Single | June

Media

  • Sound

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Reuben Hollebon Guitar / Vox
  • Jake Wheeler Drums
  • Tom Bazeley Keys
  • Jacob Hollebon Bass

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