Next week Holy Fuck are dropping Bird Brains, their new four-track EP. We have been excitingly waiting to hear more since the EP’s teaser video emerged last month. And now we can rejoice for they have shared a full new cut, the frantic and infectious title track. It comes with a fitting video directed by Allison Johnston. Watch it now.
Last year Holy Fuck released their first album in six years, Congrats, which was one of our Album Picks of the Year. Luckily, we won’t have to wait that long again to hear new music from them as they have just announced the release of a new record entitled Bird Brains. What’s more, it arrives in less than a month, with its release slated for July 21st via Innovative Leisure Records and Last Gang Records. To get us even more excited, the Canadian quartet have shared a teaser video for the album. Here it is.
As if a new album is not enough to get us salivating, Holy Fuck have also announced a string of UK shows for August in support of Bird Brains. The tour kicks off at London’s Jazz Cafe on August 9th and rounds off at Patterns in Brighton on August 23rd, calling in at Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle Upon Tyne too.
As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2016.
Canadian quartet Holy Fuck released Congrats, their first album in six years, back in May and we’ve been seriously hooked on it. The album track ‘Neon Dad’ has been recently paired with a video inspired by the tale of David and Goliath. Clocking in at nearly 13 minutes, the video also includes snippets from ‘House of Mirrors’, also taken from Congrats. Speaking to Noisey, Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt explains how the track came about:
“Neon Dad was written mostly during a rehearsal in Sydney Australia during Laneway festival 2011. It was a rare moment where we went for something mid tempo and melodic. Was it a pop song? a future B-side? It pushed the boundaries of our comfort zone. So we pushed back against it, juxtaposing our noisier aesthetic with something uplifting and cathartic. The end result wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of a few of our friends. It was recorded with Loel Campbell on drums, during a live session at the Banff Centre for the Arts with Shawn Everett engineering. Carmen Elle of the band Diana layered in some perfectly icy vocals, recorded in our basement studio in Toronto. Finally Dave Newfeld gave us this mix, turning this song inside out and exposing it’s psychedelic guts. It still scares us but we like it.”
The video for ‘Neon Dad’ was written, directed and edited by Scott Cudmore and you can watch it below.
Holy Fuck‘s new album, Congrats, is nearing its release and as you might have noticed, we’ve been itching with excitement. After teasing us a couple of years ago with the storming ‘Sabbatics‘, the Canadian quartet shared earlier this year another two mighty cuts from the album, ‘Tom Tom‘ and ‘Xed Eyes‘.
With just over a week to go until Congrats drops, Holy Fuck have shared a brand new beast of a track off it called ‘Caught Up’. Excuse us while we listen to it over and over again!
We are counting the days until the release of Holy Fuck‘s highly anticipated new album, Congrats. The Canadian quartet are keeping us excited and they have just shared a kaleidoscopic video to accompany the mind-blowing single ‘Xed Eyes’, directed and animated by Chad VanGaalen. Watch it below and make sure you grab Congrats when it drops on May 27th via Innovative Leisure and Last Gang.