Holy Holy are one of favourite bands of the last year, and ‘History’ just marks the reason their rise has been so damn impressive.
The duo has really nailed the art of building atmospheric, emotion soaked indie rock, with ‘History’ being a sonically slow textured ride into oblivion. They have this incredible ability to write songs that feel so thick and sentimental, and devise their musical arrangement such that despite the heavy feelings, their always seems to be an emptiness to the way their music hits the ears. Holy Holy write freaking awesome ballads that just have prefect temperament to really capture their brooding vibes, and ‘History’ is another prime example, that I can’t wait to hear live. With the guys on the road at the moment, don’t miss out, see the full dates here.
On Friday Night I was lucky enough to catch Holy Holy and their supports in what was easily in the top three gigs I have been to this year – and we go to a fair few.
Opening the night was the initially quiet duo ‘Winterbourne’ who then exploded in what was hands down the best opening act of 2013. Featuring a host of their own tunes ranging from super catchy folk to more sombre ballads, the twosome just left the room in amazement. If there was any doubt that these two were not going to be one of the acts to watch in 2014, a splendid rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s, ‘Mrs Robinson’ put that to rest. Great muscianship, phenomenal vocals, and can write songs. Watch out for these guys next year!
Eleanor Dunlop was the next act up, and wowed the crowd with her take on moody haunting piano pop. Having not heard much of her before, it was good to finally catch her live and see what the hype was about. She played a solid set, incorporating a pretty cool Queens of The Stone Age cover to keep the night rolling on in the right direction.
Holy Holy took the stage with and really got the bar buzzing from the outset, delivering a momentous tight and truly complete sound. If you loved ‘Impossible Like You’ then you will be happy to know that these guys have the goods, playing a set that was hard to pick a weak point in. With an album due out early next year, this sneak preview of their new tracks left me very eager for new songs to drop already. They just delivered one of those sounds that was textured, heavy and backed by vocals that just melted your ears in all the right way. When they finally closed their set, I was definitely left wanting more!
Holy Holy have just announced a string of tour dates, and I for one cannot wait to catch ‘Impossible Like You‘ live.
Holy Holy have managed to capture the essence of brooding thoughtful indie pop like no other band has this year. ‘Impossible Like You’ fills you with this inherent feeling of wonder and total encapsulation as the lyrics and music intertwine to tell a beautiful story of the girl who was always a little out of reach. So dreamy, so mellow, yet so damn infectious and catchy.
Having been enjoying this golden gem of an indie tune for several months now, and having interviewed Matt Redlich, the bands producer, word on the street is these guys are going to drop one hell of an EP on us. I cannot wait. Tour dates below.
Thu 21 Nov| Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD Tickets available from http://www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets
Armed with a fantastic, graceful voice, Emma Louise has taken Australia by storm with her sweety quirky indie-folk tunes, with her EP going gold in the process.
‘Boy’ is the latest offering from Brisbane’s emma louise and, so far, has not only slipped in perfectly as the fitting follow-up single to last year’s spectacularly popular ‘Jungle’, but also the first glimpse into a future full length album. The film clip for the track has also just been released and although the song is filled with melancholy sadness, there is a hint of optimism as the video progresses and Emma admits that she still believes.
A really exciting new act, Emma Louise is taking to the road, playing a host of shows down the East Coast ably supported by Argentina, and Dads. With two awesome supports be sure to try and catch an cool gig and experience Emma Louise’s moving, intimate performances first hand.
‘Sparks’ Tour Dates
THURSDAY JUNE 28 [NEW SHOW] - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
FRIDAY JUNE 29 [SOLD OUT] - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne