Thursday, February 2, 2012
[press release] Holy State is a band about tone and intent. The band established themselves in Leeds, UK, through a mutual passion for '90s alternative rock, particularly from labels such as Dischord, Touch & Go, Swami, and from pioneering artists such as PJ Harvey & Girls Against Boys. They played their first show in the basement of Royal Park Cellars, where their infectious loud and warm sound turned unsuspecting ears.
The band released their first demo in February 2009, and since then have continued to release material on a variety of labels, including split singles with Pulled Apart By Horses, Brontide, Suckers, & Das Racist. Ethics of hard work and friendship have led to extensive touring and festival appearances, sharing stages with the likes of Oxbow & Melt Banana, tours with Rolo Tomassi, Blood Red Shoes & been hand selected by Biffy Clyro to join them on their UK arena tour. This flurry of activity has cemented Holy State a place in the dynamic UK music scene.
Three years after the release of their first demo, Holy State unleash their second single entitled Dial 'M' For Monolith from their upcoming debut album. Recorded at Lightship95 moored on the River Thames & produced by Ben Phillips & mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering it is an energetic exploration of all their tone and intent. A sonically-inspired vision, it is an example of their passion to create honest, driving songs.
Buy on Itunes HERE.
A music video accompanying this release will also be made by long time friend and collaborator Robin Fuller - Available 6th February 2012.
Holy State joined the ever expanding Brew roster earlier this month. The gritty post-punk merchants formed in 2008 and offer a constant array of loud & warm dynamics. They have been busy recording their debut album on a ship (Lightship95) and the band's debut album will be released on Monday 30th April 2012 with a UK tour.
On Holy State:
"A Refreshing slap in the face to knock off all the indie dross out of your earholes" - Artrocker
"It feels like your head is so full, that you need to delete something before it explodes." - Steve Lamacq band of the week.
"Finely-crafted songs, mixing angular shards of strident guitar with warm melodies." - Kerrang
In other news we have had a handsome new t-shirt designed by Tom Hudson. These are highly limited and are available from our shop HERE. Thanks for looking.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 7:01 PM