Brisbane-based folk duo Hollow Coves have only released a couple of singles to date, but both are so accomplished and inviting that it's hard not to be a bit excited about the upcoming release of their debut EP, Wanderlust.

Scheduled for release next Friday, 3 February, the six-track release features both flagship songs unveiled so far — assured debut The Woods, and simply sublime follow-up Coastline — alongside four other slices of acoustic-driven aural affability, and serves as an effective showcase for the instrumental and vocal talents of members Matt Cairns and Ryan Henderson.

If the songs seem to carry a worldly air, that's because they're infused with global roots — Cairns and Henderson exchanged creative ideas across the seas, with one in England and the other in Canada, during the formative stages of the album, before reuniting in Toronto to shore up their plans before laying the tracks down at Montreal's Indica Studios and finishing up back in Brissy.

Ahead of the EP's release, Hollow Coves have been kind enough to supply us with an exclusive behind-the-scenes gallery from their time working on the EP, which you can check out at your leisure below (click to enlarge pictures).

Wanderlust will be released next Friday, 3 February. See the band's Facebook page for more information.

Hollow Coves kick off a seven-date run of shows as supports for Woodlock's current Something Broke That Day tour — they hit Byron Bay's Beach Hotel tonight, with further stops scheduled in Brisbane, Cronulla, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, where they wrap up the jaunt with two shows (one under-18, one 18+) on Sunday 5 February.

More details are available in theGuide.

Woodlock + The Franklin Electric + Hollow Coves
Newtown Social Club, Newtown
Woodlock + The Franklin Electric + Hollow Coves
The Small Ballroom, Islington
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Under 18's Only Matinee Show with
Rad Bar, Wollongong
18+ Show with
Rad Bar, Wollongong
Hollow Coves
Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst
Hollow Coves
Wesley Anne, Northcote
Hollow Coves
The Milk Factory Kitchen & Bar, South Brisbane