Classic songs. Huge supports. Sold-out headline shows. International gigs. Raves from radio programmers, journalists and bloggers… Australian duo HOLY HOLY have experienced much even before launching an album. But now their debut, When The Storms Would Come, is finally here – and it’s vaster, and wilder, than anything they’ve aired to date. “It’s been such a long journey with this record,” HOLY HOLY’s frontman Timothy Carroll declares. ‘…and it feels like we’re ready to release it.””
Jen will interview Timothy next week prior to release to chat about this album and their coveted spot at Splendour in the Grass at Byron Bay in July. You can check out all their news here.
Carroll, from Brisbane, and his Melbournian guitarist/composer cohort Oscar Dawson initially crossed paths as volunteer English teachers in Southeast Asia. They reconnected in 2011 while both again leading transient lives in Europe. Carroll, an acclaimed singer/songwriter, was living in Stockholm. Dawson had transplanted to Berlin with his then band Dukes Of Windsor. When Dawson traveled to Sweden, Carroll asked him to assist with some songs. They ended up with a “suite of demos”. The pair continued collaborating back in Australia. “At that stage we weren’t even really sure what the project was going to be,” Carroll admits. “We were just feeling our way through it.” Dawson jokes that he “wrangled” himself in. Regardless, Carroll began penning darker, more intense material. “With this project, I’ve found a way to perform that feels more true to me. I definitely enjoy it a lot more. I feel more free – and it feels more creative.” The newly anointed HOLY HOLY issued the psychedelic, if foreboding, Impossible Like You as their first single, attracting triple j spins – and buzz.
WHEN THE STORMS WOULD COME
Available July 24th
Take a look and listen to their single You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog
More info on this creative Australian band next week in Jen and Tim’s interview.