Quiet Hollers

Quiet Hollers

credit: Sarah Wilde

Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around the mercurial songwriting of Shadwick Wilde, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron West. The alt-country styled debut, I Am the Morning, came in 2013, and spawned a cult following, and some international critical praise, allowing the band to continue touring on the DIY circuit, where changes in personnel and taste saw the band exploring territory beyond the genre.

In 2015, self-titled sophomore album Quiet Hollers introduced the band to a broader audience, drawing praise for the breadth of its influences and for Wilde’s lyricism. The album brought the band to Europe, selling out small clubs across the continent. Breakout singles found their way onto TV, several curated playlists, and a #9 debut on the Indie FMQB chart.

In 2017, Quiet Hollers signed with indie label SonaBLAST! for their third album, Amen Breaks, which draws sonic and thematic parallels between the modern day and the 1970s– exploring spirituality, toxic masculinity, and mental illness in a decade marred by division, corruption, and violence. The band remains active in mental health philanthropy, and in 2018, released the single "Addicted," with a new album in the works.



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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
From: Louisville, KY