Holy Holy have today announced a national tour for January set to kick off in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory on the 15th, moving through to Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, The Corner in Melbourne and finishing up at the Triffid in Brisbane on January 30.
And as an added bonus, the band will be giving away a free track to everyone who buys a ticket to one of the shows, an album, or an item of merch between now and the beginning of the A HEROINE tour. The song is called The Constitution and was an original contender for the When The Storms Would Come album.
The home turf tour announce lands hot off the heels of the band’s second European tour where they recently released their critically acclaimed debut album, When The Storms Would Come. Stunning reviews have been flooding in, including a 4 star review in The Sun calling the record “A special debut… something truly blissful.”
After attending their sold out London show, The Huffington Post said Holy Holy are “re-awakening their genre in an accurate and sonically spectacular fashion… Holy Holy are modern, indie DIY travellers who carry dream pop loveliness off with the big riffs and solos of a now almost forgotten time with mesmerising aplomb.” Liam Gallagher also came along, and as big fans, the band were incredibly honoured and delighted to meet him after the show.
With an already epic year under their belts, Holy Holy have notched up another bunch of highlights with Oscar Dawson and Tim Carroll announced as the first two people from one band to make the longlist for the prestigious APRA PDA Songwriting Awards, and Tim winning the coveted award last week. Triple j recently added their 6th consecutive song, A Heroine to rotation, the band are on the bill for Falls and Mountain Sounds Festivals over summer, and the album has been announced on the longlist for The AMP (Australian Music Prize). Add in Holy Holy’s recent extensive, sold-out national album tour of Aus, their killer set at Splendour In The Grass and their two European/UK tours and it’s been a year well worth writing home about.
Joinging Holy Holy on the A Heroine tour will be Australian synth-pop starlet, Olympia and Canadian alternative folk pop band, The Franklin Electric. It’s been an exciting year for Olympia with the release of three singles, support slots with Alpine, Lamb& Paul Dempsey, glowing media praise and anticipation growing ahead of her album release next year. Similarly, The Franklin Electric have had huge success in their homeland of Canada over the last 18 months, selling out their own headline shows, as well as supporting City & Colour and Half Moon Runs on international tours.
Holy Holy is fronted by the songwriting team, vocalist/composer Timothy Carroll and guitarist/composer Oscar Dawson. They are joined on the road by permanent drummer Ryan Strathie, Graham Ritchie & their producer Matt redlich on keys.
FRI 15 JAN | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 16 JAN |THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
THU 21 JAN | THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH WA
FRI 22 JAN | FAT CONTROLLER, ADELAIDE SA
FRI 29 JAN | CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 30 JAN | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE QLD
“Touring their debut album When The Storms Would Come and selling out shows on both sides of the world, Aussie guitar group Holy Holy could well be the next band to conquer the UK and the northern hemisphere, and be the biggest deal since Kylie Minogue.” The Huffington Post
“There are echoes of Neil Young & Midlake in the gentle melodies and songs with seem to connect with ancient truths.” The Sun, 4/5 stars
“A musical tour de force from start to finish…When The Storms Would Come sounds like a career-defining set from an established act rather than an opening statement.” UK Songwriting Magazine, 4/5 stars