THE HOLIDAY COLLECTIVE Reveal New Single ‘Kriya’

The Holiday Collective have travelled far from their respective homes of Launceston, Argentina, and London, nestling into a Byron Bay studio to bring their vibrant sophomore single KRIYA, out today and to life.

The five-minute musical journey is beautifully layered with dynamic percussion and gentle harmonies from frontman Jesse Higgs (Party In The Paddock Festival), and band member Kimi Brown (In The Flowers), floating above a driving bassline that leads into an epic flurry of rock n’ roll at the track’s close.

KRIYA is a story of personal and spiritual evolution, as Higgs reveals

“The song is written as an allegory and describes a figurative near death experience via the protagonist, who at the beginning of the storyline is confronted by a huge natural storm.

“The storm is symbolic of the uncertainty and hardship that can emerge in everyday life, in a split-
second decision the protagonist has an option to run from and avoid the metaphorical storm approaching, but he makes the conscious decision to surrender to the larger universal force, one greater than his own ego and fear of death.

“Toward the end of the song, this near/ego death experience leads the protagonist to a greater
comprehension of everyday life existence and is actually an integral part of his growth and evolution forward.”


THE HOLIDAY COLLECTIVE began as the musical moniker of Creative Director Jesse Higgs. Born
into a musical party house of 70’s vinyl and extended family; HOLIDAY began making melodies at the ripe age of three, when he first found a harmonica in the toy box and began playing it to a Dylan record.

The collective was formally formed via the best-known method of finding bandmates; the random share-house-roommate experience of Byron Bay. This low-key supergroup features; Kimi Brown & Marquee Moon from In The Flowers (AUS/Argentina), Jesse’s brother Jade Higgs & Isaac Williams from Tasmania’s Younger Dryas and in recent addition the powerhouse voice of Meg Hitchcock hailing from London, UK.

With this eclectic group of humans coming together from all corners of the globe, it’s a special energy that they bring to the stage, having recently made their main stage festival birth at Tassie’s much loved Party in the Paddock. The Holiday Collective’s musical pallet is broad, pulling from a diverse group of backgrounds, but sitting somewhere between AUS indie pop, Northern Rivers mystic rock, with an additional hint of world music, namely the psychedelic underground scene of Argentina.

Last year’s indie pop single Summer’s Over from HOLIDAY and the recently released Island is currently receiving airplay on various stations around the country, including recent play on triple j
Unearthed, Edge Radio, Triple R, 4zzz
and more. “Some sweet, hopeful pop music that channels
global energy. Strong first upload!”
Tommy Faith, triple j Unearthed.

With Island recently receiving its much anticipated video premiere from Pilerats, the film clip is both an ode to Jesse’s home state of Tasmania and ironically themed around isolation (the filming of the clip taking place in February 2020 – just before the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis). The clip features the beautiful northeast Tasmania and captures Tassie’s ancient forests and picturesque beaches in all their glory.

The band are now currently stationed back in Byron Bay and finishing up mid-iso-recordings of their debut EP ‘*In Holiday’. With several follow up singles planned for the coming months, despite the strange times that we are living in, THC are set on providing a special soundtrack to soothe the tension of this unprecedented year. With their recent signing to indie label and Tasmanian based Vibestown Sounds, THC have committed to a debut EP set for a date in early October, with the EP to be followed up by their first national tour as a band sometime this coming summer, weather (COVID) depending.

Stay tuned for some of the most exciting new releases of 2020, from this wonder-band of much needed positive vibrations, The Holiday Collective.


Thanks to Habit Music Company

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