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Holodrum Announce Debut Album due 25th February via Gringo Records & Share Video For ‘Free Advice’

January 22, 2022

HOLODRUM

Announce Debut s/t Album, due 25th February
via Gringo Records and Dinked Editions

Share video for ‘Free Advice’

Disco-infused synth-pop group Holodrum, who feature members of Hookworms, Yard Act, Cowtown, Virginia Wing, Drahla and more, have announced their debut self-titled album will be released on the 25th February via Gringo Records and Dinked Editions.

To celebrate they have also shared the 8-bit animated video for ‘Free Advice’, a pulsating feel-good mantra which vocalist Emily Garner (they/them) says “expresses the state of feeling invincible in the face of adversity and acts quite explicitly as a piece of good advice, applicable to anyone that’s gone out of their way just to harsh your vibe.”

The technicolour video was built frame-by-frame by in-house pixel art animators Emily and drummer Jonathan Nash, under their creative duo Pastel x Fortress.

Speaking about the themes and designs they say it “mostly includes things we miss and love about being in a band. Namely jamming, travelling, seeing stuff and enjoying the local delicacies. Iced in a candy-core palette, the video art is a motion collage of 2D, 2.5D and isometric 3D graphics.”

Free Advice is a total masterpiece, defiant layers assemble and showcase this disco-inspired might orchestration with a deep alluring pull. Blending this array of crushing textures, jazzy tempo, upbeat passages, and the clear distinct vocal notes that connect with the audience and consume the atmosphere. The vintage-inspired harmonies and tonality ooze this nostalgic appeal, another captivating complexity of this release, whilst the energy is simply intoxicating.

Tracklist:

1. Lemon Chic
2. No Dither
3. Free Advice
4. Stage Echo
5. Low Light
6. Clean

Pre-order:
Black vinyl via Gringo Records
Pink vinyl + Flexi disc bonus track via Dinked Editions

Live dates:
Wednesday 2nd Feb – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday 5th Feb – Servant Jazz Quarters, London

https://holodrum.bandcamp.com/

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