Holly Humberstone proves superstar hype is real at Roxy

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I’d bet this blog’s entire credibility on this one statement — Holly Humberstone is a budding superstar.

The UK indie-pop talent finally made her Los Angeles debut last Wednesday and with two sold-out shows over two nights at The Roxy, and it was well worth the wait. A global pandemic delayed her stateside debut by more than a year, which is when her debut single “Deep End” dropped.

The Falling Asleep at the Wheel EP showcased some real Maggie Rogers vibes — a lean into the innocent coming of age part of your life that pop music has gone away from. Her latest run of singles has seen a progression with some deeper soundscapes than her simple approach to the debut EP. You can see how her sound is developing to be bigger for when she plays massive venues — which I promise we will get there sometime in the not too distant future.

Fans at The Roxy were treated to the experience of seeing a rising star in an intimate venue on her way up to the top. Think seeing Taylor Swift play a 500-capacity venue. That’s what you got last week.

I can’t wait to see Holly Humberstone back in LA. She’ll be back in California opening for girl in red on a couple of dates in San Francisco in April. With no Los Angeles date part of that tour, here is hoping that means she’ll make her Coachella debut in 2022. Fingers crossed.

Photos by Justin Higuchi

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