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Holly Macve On World Cafe

May 3, 2017

In this session, we welcome Holly Macve from the U.K. She was born in Galway, in western Ireland, but moved to Yorkshire as a child. There, she lived with her grandparents, who influenced the title of her debut record, Golden Eagle -- a nickname for her grandfather, who was a classical composer. As a young adult, Macve moved to Brighton and was working in a cafe there when she met Simon Raymonde, who signed her to his label, Bella Union, alongside Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty and Midlake. She remembers:

Simon was a customer there. And I used to make breakfast for him and things. And he came to an open mic that I played and then he signed me and sent me off to make a record in a week.

Hear the complete interview and performance in the audio player above, and get a look inside the studio via VuHaus below.

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