We review the new single from Hollows – Chequered

Manchester rock band Hollows nail it again with brand new single ‘Chequered’. Anthemic and relatable, this song has it all, from catchy lyrics, to powerful melodies, and killer guitar lines. Bursting through with a roaring guitar that delivers a classic rock sound that perfectly compliments the voice of frontman Sean Davies.

This new single follows on from the success of their last single ‘Ghosts’ which enjoyed support from BBC Radio 6 presenter Steve Lamaq, and earnt them support slots with Peter Hook & the Light, Space, Fizzy Blood and False Heads, as well as a sell-out hometown show.

‘Chequered’ is the band’s heartbreak anthem, capturing separation and angst through moody lyrics, emotive melodies, and a soaring guitar line that carries throughout the song. The guitar and Sean’s voice play a beautiful game of push and pull throughout, the sweet tone of the guitar pulling at your heart strings, whilst Sean’s gravelly indie-rock voice delivers the heartbreaking story.

This is a great indie-rock tune, perfect for the radio. Whilst it doesn’t push any boundaries and stays fairly close to the cliches of the genre, its a solid tune that showcases the skill of the band. Hollows show without a doubt they know how to produce a killer single, and are pushing on for mainstream success. Reminiscent of Peace and Stereophonics, ‘Chequered’ has what every good single needs. An earworm of melody! You’ll be singing this for days on end, Davies’ voice ringing in your head with the last note of the guitar echoing long after the song ends.