HOLLOWAY Road - one of the UK's best independent country-pop duos who hail from Southend - have announced the release of their third EP.

Titled Broke, it's due out on September the 14.

Their announcement was made on Friday with the release of a single from the EP - Hang Over Here - landing on streaming sites to mark the occasion.

The single was added to Apple Music's global Country Wide playlist and at the time of going to press, has since been streamed over 5,000 times already.

The boys - Jack Cooper and Rob Gulston - celebrated the release with their "highest" acoustic gig to date, which took place at The Shard, the tallest building in London, as part of their Summer Sessions series.

They will wrap up a busy festival season at The Long Road, Lutterworth, in a few weeks alongside Carrie Underwood, The Shires and more.

Broke follows the success of two self-produced EPs and a number of stand alone singles from their home studio in Southend.

This new material is the first time they've released music created through collaborations with other writers and producers between Nashville and the UK, notably including co-writes from Phil Barton, Levi Hummon and more.

Describing Broke in their own words, Jack and Rob said: "We took our time with this EP. It shows how much we have matured as writers and artists, and it was also special being able to spend time in both the UK and the USA to work with other writers that we admire and call friends to put together another record that we could be proud of.

"Being able to take our time has given us a chance to let some amazing songs from outside the Holloway Road camp come to us that we really connected with. We would never have cut a song we didn't write unless we really connected with it so it was important to be patient. As much as this record has tastes of serious tones, it's mainly fun from start to finish, so we hope the fans have as much of a blast listening to it as we did making it!"

Holloway Road have so far enjoyed extensive radio and national press support and more streams than any other independent UK country act, and opening for likes of The Shires, Lindsay Ell, American Young and more as well as numerous major festival appearances including Country to Country and the first Country Music Week in London in 2017.

Coverage to date has included Vice, Country Music Magazine and The Daily Mail, and with growing support from fans worldwide, success in a growing international country scene is increasingly becoming part of the Holloway Road story.

Late last year the band completed their first full band UK headline tour, documented in the video for recent single Under Cover, and within the last few months returned to Nashville to write for Broke, which is available to pre-order / pre-save now.

Find out more at hollowayroadmusic.com