Holly’s album launch

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A debut single by a Queenstown folk singer has been heard by thousands of people within days of going online.

Holly Arrowsmith is putting the finishing touches to her four-track first EP at a local studio this week.

The 19-year-old offered a free download of Wolves & Moons on her website and Facebook page last Friday.

By Sunday, more than 2300 people had snapped it up.

“It’s ridiculous – I didn’t expect it at all,” Arrowsmith says.

“Hopefully they’ll like it and they’ll want to hear more once the rest is out.

“The EP is coming together. We’re actually still in the process of recording it … it’ll be done in the next couple of days. It’s going really well, all coming together and I’m super-excited to put it out there.”

Along with Wolves & Moons – the song she performed to win Queens­town original music contest Songstars – there are three other original tracks on the EP.

The musician, who describes her music as bluesy folk, is to perform a launch gig tomorrow evening, with other musicians.

“It has generated quite a lot of interest so we’re hoping for a full house. Anyone is welcome, it’s free, there’ll be mulled wine and good music.”

Catch Holly Arrowsmith at St Peter’s Church Hall, Camp Street, tomorrow from 6.30pm. Free Admission.