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Holly Macve On World Cafe

Holly Macve outside of the <em>World Cafe</em> performance studio at WXPN in Philadelphia.
Holly Macve outside of the <em>World Cafe</em> performance studio at WXPN in Philadelphia.

In this session, we welcome Holly Macve from the U.K. She was born in Galway, in western Ireland, but moved to Yorkshire as a child. There, she lived with her grandparents, who influenced the title of her debut record, Golden Eagle -- a nickname for her grandfather, who was a classical composer. As a young adult, Macve moved to Brighton and was working in a cafe there when she met Simon Raymonde, who signed her to his label, Bella Union, alongside Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty and Midlake. She remembers:

Simon was a customer there. And I used to make breakfast for him and things. And he came to an open mic that I played and then he signed me and sent me off to make a record in a week.

Hear the complete interview and performance in the audio player above, and get a look inside the studio via VuHaus below.

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