The String Cheese Incident‘s keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth has shared a new solo single, entitled, “Tufnel’s Retreat”. The song’s official release on Friday also came with news of a forthcoming EP, 2020, due out this February.
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“Tufnel’s Retreat” kicks off with a heavy, driving guitar tone which accents Hollingsworth’s up-and-down organ work. The song keeps up a breakneck pace, as syncopated drums lead into screeching guitar riffs before moving back to Edgar Winter-esque prog-synth work.
“With the SCI six-month break coming up in 2020, I decided to branch out and develop some ideas on my own,” Hollingsworth added in a statement to go with the song’s arrival on Friday. “I love the ability to try different styles and feels with my solo band, it helps me be centered with the mothership of SCI. With this EP, I was just throwing out a collection of songs that speak of where I am right now in my writing, just a fun project to bring in the new decade. From old school prog rock to ’90s alt grunge…hope you enjoy it.”
Listen to “Tufnel’s Retreat” from Hollingsworth’s forthcoming EP below.
Kyle Hollingsworth – “Tufnel’s Retreat”
Hollingsworth also announced a series of upcoming shows over the next few months, kicking off with a performance on December 30th supporting Umphrey’s McGee at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. Hollingsworth’s next gig after that isn’t until January 23rd–24th when he will headline two nights at Old Town Pub in Steamboat Springs, CO.
A full list of concert dates and tickets are available on his website.