HOLY HOLY UNVEIL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘ELEVATOR’
Holy Holy have today unveiled the video for their latest single, ‘Elevator’, and have recently revealed details of their highly anticipated sophomore LP. The new album, ‘Paint’, is set for release on February 24, 2017, and is available for pre-order now – HERE.
The video was directed by ARIA nominated writer/director, Charlie Ford, (Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy), who also directed the clip for You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog. Filmed in Sydney, Fordcomments, “The film was inspired by the key themes of memory, history and the undying connection that lovers share”. Timothy Carroll from Holy Holy adds, “The song has a story built into it so for this clip we wanted to just tell that story. So this clip is like a short film based on one night in the lives of two people who are ex-lovers seeing each other for the first time in a couple of years.”
‘Elevator’ propels the band’s sonic development into a new exploratory territory, with driving guitar lines, arpeggiated synths and a chorus that will not leave your head. It is the second single to be lifted off the forthcoming record, and an electrifying follow up to first single ‘Darwinism’, which reached #1 Most Played on Triple J.
It has been a remarkably eventful year for Holy Holy, who in November finished up an international tour in support of ‘Darwinism’ which included sold out shows all over the world, packed showcases at Reeperbahn festival in Germany, their third sold out London show, and an intimate performance of Darwinism for the world renowned Mahogany Sessions/Distiller Music in the UK and a performance on the DIY stage in Hamburg. Throughout the year the band have also been writing and recording their new LP, eagerly anticipated by both press and fans alike, which will be released in February 2017. Holy Holy’s debut album came in at #11 on the ARIA Chart, and the last few years have seen the band play steadily growing venues to packed out, adoring fans, and has also seen an exciting, much discussed development in the band’s songwriting and direction.
Praise for Elevator & reviews from their recent international Darwinism tour
“A driving relentless rock banger” – WILD N FREE, UK
“The band’s 2015 debut When The Storms Would Come was one of the most mature, well-crafted releases of the year. If new single Elevator is anything to go by, it sounds like the band is backing it up with another sensational release. The track slowly ascends to the heavens with a joyous guitar solo erupting out of the chorus, providing the song with the fuel needed to shoot onwards to a triumphant finish.” – HOWL & ECHOES
“Elevator is crammed with arpeggiated synth complimented perfectly by strong guitar riffs and a chorus that hasn’t left my head since I first heard it… Like an elevator, this band is ascending into one of the best bands around at the minute.” – MOJO 20, UK
“It’s another stellar slice of indie rock, with shimmery guitars and a chorus that should have you punching your fist in the air.” – SOUNDS OF OZ
“Elevator” is a classic upbeat burner that features swells of guitars and Timothy Carroll’s beautifully rich vocals…. The chorus will ring true of melancholy shoe-gaze rockers The War of Drugs- a substantial progression from Holy Holy’s earlier pastoral-rock sound. (Elevator) – THE AU REVIEW
“Last year saw Holy Holy gain worldwide success with a collection of songs showing raw power and songwriting talent. This talent continues to shine through in their live shows” – CREATION PRESS, UK
“Holy Holy put on a rock performance of biblical proportions. Oscar Dawson’s guitar skills won the night, receiving monumental praise from the bewildered punters with every riff. Holy Holy treated attendants to a lengthy set, energetically orchestrated by lead singer Timothy Carroll.” – THE MUSIC
“In a modern, music industry that is a perpetual fight for life and survival, Holy Holy are armed with adaptations that ensure they stand out from the pack.” – SCENESTR
“The guitar-driven track, filled with exuberant synths and meticulous drum-work, easily serves the rich upbeat chorus which will immediately get you up on your feet. One or two hip sways to the catchy rhythms and smooth vocals, and you’re being left with a joyous sensation before even realising it.” – GIG GOER