Set to embark on a 15-date national headline tour next month, today HOLY HOLY release their third studio album ‘My Own Pool of Light‘ via Wonderlick Recordings. To celebrate, the band has shared the spellbinding live video for new single Maybe You Know. Next week, the pair will also appear at Red Eye Records Sydney (Monday 5 August) and Rockinghorse Brisbane (Tuesday 6 August) to sign copies of the new LP and perform a selection of songs in duo-mode.
Album opener Maybe You Know is a song about the effects of depression; “…maybe you know, but you’re loved by everyone. Or maybe you don’t and you feel like you’re alone…” Wrapped in an uptempo bass-driven groove, the song speaks to the power of isolation, but also to the enduring power of our connection with loved ones. Directed by Josh Dawson at Bakehouse Studios in Melbourne, the live video features guest vocalist Ali Barter and consummately captures the magnetic synergy HOLY HOLY are lauded for.
Featuring lead singles Teach Me About Dying and Faces, 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.
“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.”
To date the duo have over 50 million streams to their name. Their 2015 debut, When The Storms Would Come, debuted at number 11 on the ARIA Charts, while it’s follow-up, 2017’s Paint, was a top 10 hit, with True Lovers landing at #40 in 2017’s triple j’s hottest 100. This success propelled HOLY HOLY to festival appearances both local (Groovin The Moo 2019, Bluesfest 2018, Secret Garden 2018, Festival Of The Sun 2018 among many others) and international (Primavera, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Dot To Dot), as well as countless sold out headline shows around Australia.
HOLY HOLY – IN STORE PERFORMANCES + ALBUM SIGNINGS
Monday 5 August @ 4:30pm | Red Eye Records
143 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
Tuesday 6 August @ 4:30pm | Rockinghorse
245 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
HOLY HOLY – TOUR DATES
Supported by triple j
Tickets on sale now
Thursday 12 September | Villa Noosa, Noosaville QLD
Friday 13 September | Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
Saturday 14 September | The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Thursday 19 September | Mt Pleasant Tavern, Mackay QLD
Friday 20 September | Magnums, Airlie Beach QLD
Saturday 21 September | Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville QLD
Sunday 22 September | Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD
Friday 27 September | The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 28 September | Astor Theatre, Perth WA
Sunday 29 September | The River, Margaret River WA
Thursday 17 October | Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Friday 18 October | Roundhouse, Sydney NSW
Saturday 19 October | The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Friday 1 November | Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
Saturday 2 November | Forum, Melbourne VIC
With thanks to Positive Feedback PR