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Holy Holy To Tour Australia This November Off The Back Of New Single, Darwinism

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Holy Holy To Tour Australia This November Off The Back Of New Single, Darwinism

To celebrate the release of their brand new single Darwinism, musical duo Holy Holy will be embarking on a mammoth national tour this November. The tour will kick off in Adelaide, moving through Bunbury, Perth, Fremantle, Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat Central, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and finishing up in Brisbane.

Darwinism, the first single from the band's much-awaited 2017 sophomore release, is a vivid and evolutionary tune. It is a car crash of melody; a track of unrestrained energy. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Tim Carroll’s lyrics have a way of cutting through, and Darwinism is no different, bringing to life a couple’s relationship juxtaposed against the song’s driving riffs and melodic lines. Of the new track, Carroll says, “We built the song around that opening riff which I came up with while we were on tour last year. I remember the boys were all asleep in the apartment and I was looking for a place to play so I locked myself in the bathroom and was making some recordings on my phone. I felt straight away it could work as a full band track…”.

Weeks later, Carroll and Oscar Dawson (guitarist, co-songwriter and co-founder with Carroll) materialised the idea in a tiny studio set-up in London in between shows on tour. “Later Oscar wrote a score and we had Ross Irwin and Kieran Conrau come in a lay down this big sweeping horn part". Speaking of its effusive energy, Dawson enthuses “The horns are a fresh thing for us. We wanted the horns to be textural, using a band like The National or Radiohead as examples.” Pitch-shifting effects pedals, and other such tools, help provide new tones and maintain the balance between authentic and synthetic.

The song's accompanying music video is appropriately stark, consisting of entirely black and white visuals, fusing retro film and stunning live footage of the band in their element. Directed by Plex Goldwin (Courtney Barnett, Prince Of Chinatown), "Darwinism was the process of finding the right tonality and energy - complimenting and contrasting itself to the band and the energy of the song, with a rough yet stripped back aesthetic," Plex Goldwin explains.

After a huge 2015 which saw the band release their debut album 'When The Storms Would Come', Holy Holy are completely in control of their sound, both in the studio and on live stage. Dawson enthuses, “The sound has developed and expanded. We’re using different textures, stretching out the sound, playing louder, swapping instruments in some instances, and for some of the shows we may even bring some horns along. So the show has become more exciting and vibrant".

Carroll & Dawson are joined in the studio and on the road with band mates Ryan Strathie, bassist Graham Ritchie, and their producer-turned-band-mate Matt Redlich on keys. They will be supported by I Know Leopard, who will be replaced by Dream Rimmy in all WA shows, and Alex L’Estrange.

Get your tickets and be surprised with what Holy Holy have up their sleeves this November!

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