Canadian quartet Holy Fuck have been one of our absolute favorite bands since forming in 2004 and new music from them always put us in a state of joyous excitement. The outfit of Brian Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt McQuaid and Matt Schulz have shared a brand new track called ‘Ninety Five’. The track is “is the sound of drums literally collapsing under their own weight”, as the accompanying blurb describes. It “is the number on a gondola suspended in space. It’s the new number by a band floating in their spaces. spacing, spaced out.”
‘Ninety Five’ is a banger of a tune and we can´t stop playing it. Luca Tarantini directed a video to accompany it. Here it is.
A new Holy Fuck album is always good news. The Canadian quartet constantly venture in exciting creative directions, and following the release of Bird Brains in 2017, they have a new album on the way entitled Deleter. The band, explains the press release, crafted a new record “seamlessly fusing the gauzy drive of krautrock and deep house’s dreamy ineffability, expertly blending purring motorik percussion with the sort of fuggy synthetic fizz and tang that so often sends clubbers into states of unselfconscious rapture.”
The news comes paired with the first taste from the record, ‘Luxe’ featuring Alexis Taylor, and it is being offered with an accompanying video directed by Rapapawn, Óscar Raña and Cynthia Alfonso. Watch it below.
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.
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.