Fresh off the back of dropping an absolute gem of indie rock last month, Holy Holy have announced a massive Australian tour with their biggest headline gigs to date.
Kicking off in November and taking in 14 shows across the country, the band are expected to test a collection of new songs for their follow-up to last years When The Storms Would Come, with a full album hopefully imminent in the new year.
Darwinism , their latest single, itself is a massive step up for the band, with pitch-shifted vocals, pounding drums and the addition of horns resulting in three minutes of broad, glorious sound. Speaking on the song, front-man Timothy Carroll revealed that it was composed in a bathroom while the rest of the band was asleep.
“I was looking for a place to play so I locked myself in a bathroom and was making some recordings on my phone…later we had this….big sweeping horn part. We wanted the horns to be textual, using The National and Radiohead as examples.”
The band have also released a video for the song which explores the idea of the evolutionary process of humans. Director Plex Goldwin (Courtney Barnett, Prince Of Chinatown) notes that the clip came about through the “process of finding the right tonality and energy…with a rough but stripped back aesthetic.”
With the band playing in an abandoned warehouse decked out in a mixture of smart casual and black tie attire, they tear through the song whilst images are displayed of animals forming into humans, who go on to technologically advance themselves to a state of destruction, closing shots of nuclear weapons exploding a decidedly dark finish.
Joining the band as supports are Sydney space-rock quartet I Know Leopard and singing-songwriting newcomer Alex L’estrange.
Speaking on the shows, guitarist and co-founder Oscar Dawson revealed that the live shows are going to be some of the most ambitious undertakings the band has ever done with “different textures…playing louder, swapping instruments in some instances and for some of the shows we might even bring some horns along. The show has become exciting and more vibrant.”
Having bore witness to their “joyous” live show last year, we can vouch that they are a force to be reckoned with in the live arena.
Read our chat with Timothy Carroll about creating music here.
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