Dutch Holly debuted their music in February 2014 as a live-looping indie pop duo: That day, they discovered that they were on to something big as members of the crowd came up to the stage and started plunking down cash right on Trés’ keyboard! Since then, Jen Juniper and Trés Ikner have traveled extensively, sharpening their live act and writing new material along the way. Today, Dutch Holly’s show is an entirely original, singular experience.
The duo is a formidable songwriting force, having been lauded by critics, fans and music industry professionals alike. 2015 saw the release of Outlaw, Dutch Holly’s self-produced 5-song EP. Two singles from that recording hovered for weeks within the top 10 songs on Number One Music’s global indie pop charts both enjoying some time at #1 on the global chart. Not even a year later, in 2016, Dutch Holly landed a music publishing deal, ensuring that their music will be heard all over the world.
In 2018 as Dutch Holly continues in their fourth year of performing as a duo, they find themselves playing larger stages, captivating bigger crowds, and traveling out of their home region of the desert Southwest. Their sound is as distinct as their approach to performance, having been labeled “neo psychedelic” and “electro-psych pop” by music critics. Festivals and large clubs have developed a taste for the pair’s unique ability to enthrall crowds with their lush harmonies, spacey textures, and dance-able grooves, so the dynamic duo find themselves in higher demand than ever before.
“Jen Juniper and Trés Ikner craft tunes that fit somewhere between Fleet Foxes and Jon Brion, adding sultry electronic flourishes to the bones of a harmonized vocal duet.” – Heather Hoch, Tucson Weekly
“I feel as if I’ve finally seen a band that does the live looping thing the way it always should be done.” – Serene Dominic, AzCentral
“…I might just be the most excited for Dutch Holly, those kids make that poppin indie pop sound that I love!” – Jeff Moses, Phoenix New Times
“…thoughtful lyrics that add meaningful perspective to every day life and highlights the duo’s coming together in perfect vocal harmonies that drift atop thoughtfully crafted looping sounds…” FlagLive, Flagstaff AZ
“I adore Dutch Holly’s eclectic sound and completely danceable tuneage!” Angie Johnson-Schmidt, The Noise
“This band can do anything, like MacGuyver with a broken light bulb, two matches and some twine.” – Serene Dominic, Phoenix New Times
“…dreamy, hook-filled examples of pop craftsmanship…fans of smart, sweet tempered tunes are watching this ensemble.” – Tena Overacker, Pop Rocket Press
“Cool tunes sure to get people out of their seats and onto their feet.” – Andrew Johnson Schmidt, Prescott Arts beat