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

January 22, 2022


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.


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

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

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