I’m leaving home for the “Toastline” is a line that stuck with me after attending Hollow Coves’ headline show on the eve of Valentine’s Day at Montreal’s l’Astral.
We were treated to a great night of music from down under. The opener was none other than Harrison Storm, a mesmerizing folk singer/songwriter that needs to be heard. He was so charismatic; his performance gave me chills. Such a beautiful performance by this one-time busker. His storytelling and songs are just beautiful. This may be the first time you hear about him however it definitely won’t be the last. Don’t just take my word for it, go see him for yourself! Luckily you will have another chance on May 23rd at Le Ministere. I myself can’t wait, check out “Sense of Home” and “Feeling You” just for a taste of what this man can do.
As soon as Hollow Coves hit the stage the sold-out crowd went wild. They started off with “We Will Run” and “Borderlines.” This was their first time in Montreal with a full band and they breezed through their 13-song set which felt like it only lasted moments; the guys were on fire! Ok, the pun was intended, I was blown away by this duo! Indie folk at its best, I loved everything about their performance. Touring for their debut album “Moments” the guys from Brisbane made us feel, dance and just have a good old time. The crowd especially went nuts for their hit “The Woods” while ending their set with “Coastline” and “Anew.”
It was a perfect night of music. I wish all nights were like this one. A mix of good music and great storytelling is always good for the soul and that’s why the story about someone mixing up Coastline for Toastline was so memorable. This show was full of heart, so much love in the room from both the crowd and the band.
It’s a night I won’t forget!
Review – Eric Brisson
Photos – Ryley Remedios