“Different is good, change is good -
new Holy Holy is even better.”
"Holy Holy are a band that embodies
what music and performance should be."
“Holy Holy make the type of music
that is equally at home in teenage bedrooms
and sold-out stadiums – a rare quality.”
“Holy Holy have the infectious urgency
of a band reinventing itself.”
Following thrilling performances at Groovin the Moo, HOLY HOLY today announce the release of their new studio album My Own Pool of Light. Available Friday 2 AUGUST via Wonderlick Recordings, their third LP is the biggest creative leap of their career and the work of a duo emboldened by complete creative freedom. To celebrate the news, HOLY HOLY have revealed the official video for latest single Teach Me About Dying.
Captured by director, graphic designer and artist Timothy Lovett, the video for Teach Me About Dying is a blood-red dreamscape with fragments of memories and references to the tiny experiences of living.
My Own Pool of Light is an undiluted representation of HOLY HOLY’S vision, from the songwriting to the recording process and, ultimately, their decision to self produce. It’s an album that finds guitarist Oscar Dawson and vocalist Timothy Carroll incorporating new sounds and fresh ideas. In the process they redefine exactly what kind of band they are without sacrificing the key elements – soaring melodies, lush instrumental textures, the beguiling mix of jubilance and melancholy, Carroll’s affecting lyrics – that have made them one of Australia’s most popular acts.
Banishing any notion of them simply being a “rock band”, My Own Pool of Lightincorporates drum loops (created by the duo or by permanent drummer and bandmate Ryan Strathie), sampled beats, pitch-shifted vocals, ethereal sounds and bubbling synths, some of which were performed by Gab Strum, AKA Melbourne producer/songwriterJapanese Wallpaper. Grammy-nominated engineer Andrei Eremin also offered additional production on the atmospheric Starting Line. Other guest artists include Ali Barter and Ainslie Wills, who sing back-ups on Faces and Teach Me About Dying, with Barter also featuring on album opener Maybe You Know.
Faces, the fearless first drop from the new LP has been streamed more than 1.5 million times, claimed the #1 most played position on triple j, received support from the UK’sBBC Radio 1 and was playlisted on Radio X in the UK.
To date the duo have over 45 million streams to their name, while their 2015 debut,When The Storms Would Come, debuted at Number 11 on the ARIA Charts. Its follow-up, 2017’s Paint, was a Top 10 hit, with True Lovers landing at #40 in 2017’s Hottest 100. This success propelled HOLY HOLY to festival appearances both local (Bluesfest, Secret Garden, Festival Of The Sun, Groovin’ The Moo) and international (Primavera, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Dot To Dot), as well as countless sold out headline shows around Australia.
“We always want to make music that’s exciting and interesting, and that makes you feel something, and takes risks,” says Carroll. “This is the album we wanted to make.”
Press/Online - Suzy Byrne, Positive Feedback