Born in the heart of the American desert, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in the southern New Zealand mountain nook of Queenstown, Holly Arrowsmith is a songwriter on the rise locally and internationally; a strong forerunner in New Zealand’s current folk revivalist movement.


With sound comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Tiny Ruins, Bob Dylan, her music often touches upon earnest matters of life, wrapped up in metaphors of nature and the soothing mountain environment that raised her.

'A Dawn I Remember' Arrowsmith's full length album is out June 22nd 2018. Recorded between a Southland bach and The Sitting Room in Lyttelton, New Zealand with renowned producer Ben Edwards. 


'A lovely voice and an ancient script add up to a stunning folk interpretation of New Zealand'.
/ James Belfield, NZ Listener

'There’s something about Arrowsmith’s presence that is a different kind of alchemy altogether – in the unusual quality of her delivery and her enchanting voice, which swings between being light and free, before turning into a growl or lilting into a sweet head voice.'
/ Fraser Browne, Second-hand News

Holly Arrowsmith