RELEASE “THE PACIFIC EP” 1st JUNE 2015 via Wonderlick/ Sony Red
“Mesmerising …Crank the volume up!” NME
“This is perfect modern rock and roll for the masses.” WHO THE HELL
“One of the most impressive debut releases I’ve ever heard.” Indie Shuffle
“It’s hard to describe Holy Holy as anything other than brilliant” AU Review
Having recently unleashed track ‘You Cannot Call For Love Like a Dog’ to the UK audience, Australia’s much-loved HOLY HOLY have revealed the highly anticipated ‘The Pacific EP’ due for release 1st June 2015, recorded on 2-inch tape and produced by Matt Redlich.
The year of 2014 was a big one for HOLY HOLY; the band, fronted by the songwriting duo, vocalist Timothy Carroll and guitarist/composer Oscar Dawson, completed two sold-out national headline tours and supported some of Australia’s most loved acts (including Boy and Bear and The Preatures), clocking up over 60 shows in six-months. HOLY HOLY released several singles to critical acclaim in Australia and are now bringing their music to the UK. Joining them will be drummer Ryan Strathie, touring bassist Graham Ritchie (Airling, Emma Louise), and the band’s producer, Matt Redlich, will be joining them on keys. Their debut album will follow later in 2015.
14th – The Great Escape (Spiegel Tent), Brighton
14th – The Great Escape (The Sound Gallery @ Komedia), Brighton
17th – London Calling Festival (Paradiso) Amsterdam
18th – MTC Club, Cologne
19th – Café video, Ghent
20th Comet Club, Berlin
22nd – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester
23rd – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
23rd – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
24th – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham
26th- Old Blue Last, London – FREE SHOW
29th – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
30th – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
THE PACIFIC EP
1.Impossible Like You
2.House Of Cards
5. You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog
Impossible Like You
The EP opens with the bands psych-influenced breakthrough single, featuring cascading guitar lines, syncopated rhythms and chanted vocals.
House of Cards
House Of Cards revolves around a handful of compulsive melodies and repeated harmonised guitar motifs. The song asks how we will be judged by those who come after us, and what humanity we can find in the unknown.
Slow Melody explores sources of divinity. Carroll read about the Dead Sea and found that extended jetties were being built in order to reach its receding shoreline. It triggered a metaphor exploring the extent to which people are willing to extend their belief in old faiths. The song was recorded live with guest drummer Myka Wallace in a wild late night session.
Cincinatti reflects upon mortality. Yet there’s something utopian to the energy. The song is built around a driving bass line and galloping floor-tom groove whilst insistent vocals carry the narrative, referencing one of the first mass extinctions in modern civilisation.
You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog
This final track unveils the band pushing into a darker sound with atmospheric swells ebbing under sharp glassy guitar breaks, soaring vocal harmonies and driving bass. An extended instrumental outro has given space for guitarist Dawson to play in a way that has only been heard in a live setting, showcasing a developed sound that the band has embraced while on the road.