Hollow credits its in-your-face style infused with haunting vocals and unique sounds for its awards, such as “Best Live Act” and “Best Local CD” given by the Dallas music publication Harder Beat Magazine.Guitar player Saul Hewitt describes Hollow’s sound as modern-day hard rock with versatility.
“We’re right in line with Audioslave or any band that played at EdgeFest,” Hewitt said. “We do some acoustics too; (the songs) don’t all sound the same.”
The band members said their dynamic style led them to New York, where they spent roughly $80,000 recording their second album for nearly a year. The album, which is currently untitled, is due to release later this year.
“The reason we spent so much time and money recording this album is because we want it to be good enough for the national level,” Hewitt said.
Hollow has spent most of its time in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where Hewitt and Barrett said they try to keep their focus and not get caught up in trends.
“I think there are a lot of people here who don’t appreciate music,” Barrett said. “They jump on a bandwagon without appreciating music for what it is.”
With a new disc on the way, Barrett said the band hopes to reclaim its Fort Worth fanbase with its show this tonight at The Aardvark. The band will appear with Sattori, Protest and Jason Corcoran.