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REVIEW: HOLY HOLY Gives Us A Religious Experience At The Gov


REVIEW: HOLY HOLY Gives Us A Religious Experience At The Gov

Isabella Carbone

Self-described shoegaze band Blush Response opened up the evening in fine style and warmed up the crowds drifting through the doors on Thursday night. You can catch them this Saturday at the Hotel Metro.

Sister duo CLEWS followed up with an enthralling set. You might know them from this year’s ‘Museum’ which has been getting a decent thrash on Triple J. However, you have not truly heard this song until you have heard it live.

Between the complex layering of the vocals and the strong guitar riffs, hearing ‘Museum’ live is an experience within itself. You can next catch them on NYE on the Hill in Victoria.

HOLY HOLY’s set was a perfect amalgamation of their debut and sophomore albums, with a dash of new music. ‘Teach Me About Dying’ and ‘We Think’ are songs fans got to hear for the first time at the Gov and are a promising taste of what is to come for this band.

CLEWS joined them on stage to belt out HOLY HOLY’s incredible latest release ‘Faces’. This single marks a significant departure from the sound of HOLY HOLY’s previous two albums, instead focusing more on rhythm, drum progression and pace. They have also added more synths and supporting vocals. The higher production value certainly pays off…

It will come as no surprise that the writing session behind the single was sparked by Queen B herself, as the composition was borne out of an ‘impromptu writing session’ that began at the end of a rehearsal for HOLY HOLY’s Like a Version. Fans were also treated to a live rendition of their cover of ‘Hold Up’ by Beyoncé on Thursday night, get a taste of it below.

“True Lovers’ will always be a fan favourite, in 2017 it came in at 40 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 popular vote. To close the night, bearded wonder-kid, lead singer Timothy Carrol jumped into the crowd for a gritty, energised rendition of ‘Elevator’ and started a wine-fuelled mosh pit. HOLY HOLY’s next album release should be incoming soon so keen an ear to the ground.

Header via HOLY HOLY website.