ISLAND band Holly Kirby & The Great Outdoors have released their first record.

Formed just last year, but already a huge draw at Island events, the band members initially bonded over a mutual passion for Celtic-infused folk and have now found themselves releasing an album.

Hailing from the Isle of Wight, Holly spent her youth writing a catalogue of emotive songs before performing them at acclaimed events including Wickham Festival and Bestival.

Now flanked by some of the Island's premier musicians, Holly Kirby & The Great Outdoors have enjoyed a whirlwind year with performances in London, at Rhythmtree Festival and the Ventnor Fringe Festival.

During the winter, the collective recorded their stripped-back album at Studio Humbug in East Cowes, based in an old Victorian water tower near the banks of the Solent. They named the album The Water Tower Sessions.

They are now preparing for a busy summer festival season.

Catch the band playing live at The Steamer Inn, Shanklin, next Saturday (June 1), and at The Castle Inn on June 21.

You can buy or download the album at