Steady Holiday premieres video for “Mothers” from forthcoming album ‘Nobody’s Watching’ (Barsuk Records)

August 17, 2018

Isaac Ravishankara

Steady Holiday
unveils new video for “Mothers”
Nobody’s Watching

out 5th October on Barsuk Records

Steady Holiday premiered her new video for “Mothers” on The 405 who wrote, ‘Mothers’ is another example of Steady Holiday’s ability to wield substantial poise and power through her understated yet cinematic musical surroundings.”

Dre Babinski tells us, “Some have a hard time distinguishing compassion from the slippery slope of altruism. This character is one of them, hesitant to ‘give an inch’, anticipating what will be asked of her next. Maybe it’s more convenient to keep the door locked next time.” 

Steady Holiday, the indie-pop project of LA’s Dre Babinski, is releasing her new record Nobody’s Watching  on 5th October on Barsuk Records.  Produced by Gus Seyffert (Roger Waters, Beck, Bedouine), Nobody’s Watching folds a sense of modern age paranoia into Steady Holiday’s evocative soundscapes, resulting in an album that’s both dreamy and unsettling. It includes themes like “greed, fear and self-interest; the ugly and troubling edges of human nature,” which are evident in the singles, “Nobody’s Watching”and “Who’s Gonna Stop Us”. “There are so many horrible examples of manipulation and impunity in the news right now that feel unprecedentedly dramatic, but it’s important to remember that these figures have been around forever,” Babinski explains.

Nobody’s Watching is available for pre-order now.

Steady Holiday will tour Europe this autumn – catch her at:

Monday 15th October – The Hope, Brighton.
Tuesday 16th October – Crofter’s Rights, Bristol.
Wednesday 17th October – The Castle, Manchester.
Thursday 18th October – The Islington, London.
Saturday 20th October – Left of the Dial Festival, Rotterdam, NL
Tuesday 23rd October – Monarch, Berlin, DE
Wednesday 24th October – Trafo, Jeno, DE
Friday 26th October – Le Zorba, Paris, FR



Steady Holiday is an appropriate name for an artist whose music feels like the soundtrack to your fondest memory. Or your deepest heartbreak. Or the dream sequence from a David Lynch film. There’s a nostalgia present in Dre Babinski’s songwriting that leaves you longing for the familiarity of a bygone era – just not one you can necessarily pin down.
After years growing up playing in bands around Los Angeles, Dre recently began writing and recording for herself – on her own, in secret, developing a body of work about hidden desire itself. Establishing a sound defined by her featherlight voice floating above sweeping strings, her 2016 debut Under the Influence led to opening for artists like Mitski, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
Dre worked with producer Gus Seyffert to create a sound that echoes the narrative told on Nobody’s Watching. From the sunny and observant to the dark and critical, the tone ranges from levity to paranoia through layers of analog synths and chilling strings played by Dre herself. There are moments of cinematic intensity reminiscent of a James Bond score, yet the subtle tape hiss and creaking chairs remind us that this is an album made by people. It is warm and it breathes, the same way the human touch can both soothe and suffocate.


“Spooky, orchestral pop… that bubbles with tension like a psychological thriller under lead singer Dre Babinski’s gentle voice.” – The Fader

“Merges calm indie pop with gentle psychedelic intonations. Her songs sound like transmissions from an old soul, toeing the line between antique and contemporary.” – Consequence of Sound

“Compositions that are often elegant and fully realized, akin to the early work of St. Vincent.” – LA Weekly

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