Following the release of ‘Sentimental and Monday’, Australian compelling duo Holy Holy – songwriter Timothy Carroll and composer and guitarist Oscar Dawson + drummer Ryan Strathie, touring bassist Graham Ritchie, and their producer and keys player Matt Redlich – share another slice of their intense & far-reaching music, lifted from the striking debut album ‘When The Storms Would Come’, released in the UK on 30th October.
The video was directed by film-maker Anthony Salsone, and was shot over a sleepless 48 hour period in Brisbane, using a robotic ‘motion control’ camera rig…
The track, produced by Matt Redlich , came about in a spontaneous studio moment. As vocalist Timothy Carroll explains, “…the bed for History was recorded in a session that very nearly didn’t happen…The entire drum track, lead guitar and rhythm guitar are all recorded live in one take in one room. We later overdubbed the vocals, synth and bass parts”.
In case you missed it here’s the video for ‘Sentimental and Monday’, filmed from the window of a passenger jet by Josh Dawson, guitarist Oscar Dawson’s brother.
Timothy Carroll explains: “‘Sentimental and Monday’ has a bit of different feel to some of other songs – “it uses a hip hop beat and a boy choir at the end to build up to the outro which I love. We also used sped up piano in the middle so there’s a few little tricks in the mix on this one. This song is about two things. First was the coming of the winter in Sweden and the way the city feels as the long dark season approaches and the second was about leaving Stockholm with my girlfriend after we had lived there for a year. It’s about leaving loved ones behind that sentimental feeling you get saying goodbye…”
29th – Ekko Utrecht
30th October – London Calling, Paradiso, Amsterdam
31st October – Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool
2nd November- Lexington, London
3rd November – Soundcontrol, Manchester