Discovery: Holmes

Holmes is an alternative rock pop singer songwriter based in Guildford who has just released his debut single. Considering its his introduction to the scene, it’s quite a doozy. It’s called If It Was Up To Me.

By Graeme Smith

It opens with isolated, emotive vocals before its full, energetic instrumental arrangement kicks in. Drawing on inspiration from contemporaries like Fatherson, Sam Fender and Catfish And The Bottlemen, I can see Holmes getting some interest from fans of any of those acts, especially when they get to the track’s climactic chorus.

If It Was Up To Me is a stunning debut from an artist who I’m looking to hear more from. I hope you’ll agree. You can check out the single below.

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