Annie Holland

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Annie Holland
Birth name Annabel Holland
Born (1965-08-26) 26 August 1965 (age 49)
London, England, UK
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, Britpop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1992–2001
Associated acts Elastica

Annabel "Annie" Holland (born August 26, 1965) was the bass guitarist for the Britpop band Elastica.[1]

The quietest and perhaps most enigmatic of the group, Holland had an Elastica song named in her honour. "Annie" was written by Donna Matthews and her friend Jane Oliver and is about going down to Brighton to visit Holland, which is where she spent most of the time when the band were not working.[2]

Holland left the band after the Féile Festival on 6 August 1995.[3] Although she had some well-publicised arguments with Matthews about the future of Elastica, Holland left because she was fed up with the constant touring and was suffering quite badly from repetitive strain injury. At the time Elastica had been on the road for almost a year, and with even more dates being added to their schedule, Holland decided enough was enough.

Holland re-joined Elastica in 1999 and remained a member until the band's demise in 2001.[4]


  1. ^ "Elastica: News". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Project Elasticated - Elastica news, lyrics, discography, gigs, articles, photos and more". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  3. ^ Derogatis, Jim (6 March 1995). "Elastica Upholds 'Anything Goes' Ideal". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  4. ^ "Welcome Back Elastica Band | News". Nme.Com. 1999-06-13. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10.