With eclectic influences, stellar harmonies and multi-instrumental skills that belie their ages, New Hollow—Mookie Clouse, 20; Evan West, 20; and Chad Blashford, 19 — are rock ‘n’ roll obsessives who know more about old-school bands and equipment than most musicians twice their age. Their song “She Ain’t You” scored the teen trio a “Breakthrough Song Of 2013” by Sirius XM’s The Pulse and was The Pulse’s #18 song of year, while Billboard cited them as one of the “Bands To Watch.”
New Hollow, formed in New Albany, Ohio, have been playing music since they were 9. They became a band by 13, and, as Clouse notes: “When Evan and I turn 21, we’ll have been writing together for 10 years.”
In 2013 New Hollow played with Carly Rae Jepson and Big Time Rush, and by year’s end, the band’s tight playing, harmonies and songs earned them a well-deserved spot on Epic Record’s roster. A release date for New Hollow’s full-length debut, produced by Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic, Toad The Wet Sprocket) and the elder Clouse and will be announced in 2015.