the wholls

The Wholls



Release Date 20/11/15

Louder Than War’s Mike Ainscoe reviews Bedford-based 4 piece The Wholls’s debut Single ‘X21’ 

The Wholls (Wolz) are a Bedford-based 4 piece who play alternative rock music for venues packed with manic fans, with a sound that sits equally as comfortably on mainstream radio along with the likes of Jamie T, Royal Blood and Foals. Their energetic & edgy live performances have steadily been building them a legion of loyal fans and frontman Tordy is garnering a reputation as an electrifying presence on stage.

Touted as a  rule-breaking band, they  began their career by sneaking into their would-be manager’s grounds, then setting up a PA on the lawn and playing their hearts out without invitation – it was clear these guys were never going to go unheard.

Their debut single ‘X21’ is a perfect introduction to a sound that is distinctively ‘The Wholls’. Energetic, edgy and accessible – X21 delivers.

The fully supported release combined with a string of dates they have lined up, including a pre-launch party at Camden’s Barfly, ensures The Wholls will be making their presence felt live, on TV screens and on radio stations throughout the UK.

X21 Video:


“The Wholls are being touted as the sound of 2016…Debut single X21 is indie rock with a light dash of dub, and is the culmination of two years’ worth of BBC Introducing and Battle of the Bands-type attention.”

The Guardian

“Camden remains a fervent breeding ground that will inevitably spew up many more next big things……….I’ve been blown away by The Wholls.” 


“The Wholls…destined to become the biggest band the UK has produced for years” 

BBC Introducing

“This is a band I have a feeling might just outdo all those critic choices and ride a wave of grassroots support to serious success” 

I Am Music 


Upcoming live Shows

20/11/15 – Surya – London

02/12/15 – Proud Galleries – London


You can find The Wholls   on Facebook  and they tweet as @thewholls

Words by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive and his website is

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Mike has been contributing to Louder Than War since 2012, rising through the ranks from contributor to Sub Editor and now Reviews Editor. He brings his eclectic taste to the table with views on live shows (including photography) and album reviews, features and interviews from rock to metal to acoustic and folk.


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