No I didn’t stutter, today’s brand new band of the day is Holy Holy, an Australian two-piece indie rock outfit. (Straya!) I’ve been rocking their new album When The Storms Would Come, and I have to say I am enjoying it immensely.
I am super lucky it has been such beautiful, sunny weather…well, not entirely lucky because horrifically sunburned eyes and lips are a constant struggle even in the dead of winter, but apart from that…it’s been perfect weather for this kind of music. Light and breezy and sunny. My favourite songs so far are “History” and “If I Were You”…or maybe “You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog”…or “Pretty Strays For Hopeless Lovers”…okay look, the whole album is pretty rad. I can’t decide. Just listen to it.
(An an aside, the opening bars to “Wanderer” sound EXACTLY like a song that I hear on ads all the time and can’t place right at this moment…it’s driving me insane. Help!)
I spoke about And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead a few weeks ago, and Holy Holy actually aren’t that dissimilar to them. They have that same kind of sound, the same interesting lyrics, and the same rolling, rollicking percussion, but instead of the sharp angles of Trail of Dead, Holy Holy come more in the shape of smooth waves.
I was going to start this post off by saying, as I often do, something like “I don’t usually listen to this kind of music.” This is such a redundant phrase that I am officially retiring it forever. First of all, the whole point of this blog is to try new stuff, naturally that will include music I normally wouldn’t touch. But more to the point, between these guys, Trail of Dead and all the rest, I wonder how many times I can say “I don’t listen to this stuff” about the same stuff before I can admit that I do, in fact, listen to this stuff?
All this indie rock though…maybe I’m just mellowing out in my old age.
Then again, I am sitting here deciding which NY Hardcore band to go and mosh to my death to (The Dillinger Escape Plan or Sick of It All?? More help!), and when I saw that my White Rapping hero Daniel Radcliffe had done “The Real Slim Shady”, I ran through the whole thing in the car just now to make sure I could still nail it (the long-awaited White Girl Rapping Update: I’ve got “The Real Slim Shady” in the bag. Try me sometime.). So between the rap and the metal there’s still a bit of angry teenager in me yet. Phew!