Monday, 7 March 2016

This Monday Reggae Feeling

Ari Up by Hollie Cook

Talk about a musical pedigree: Hollie Cook's mum and dad were a Sex Pistol and a backing singer for Culture Club and her godfather is Boy George. Aged just 19, she joined the re-formed Slits before teaming up with the mighty Prince Fatty and releasing two particularly good reggae albums to date.

Ari Up, of course, was the awesome frontwoman of the Slits until her death in 2010. Hollie wrote and recorded this fine tribute to her former bandmate for her second album, 2014's 'Twice'. She's nailed it, as far as I'm concerned.



  1. I've heard a few of Hollie's tunes courtesy of Steve Lamacq, but not this one. Very good indeed.

  2. I love Hollie cook, both albums are great

  3. Hoolie Cook was the sound of the summer two years ago. I love their sound and the musical education she had from her parents. This song is a belter - thank you Robster.

  4. Really interesting song and story. Thanks.