24/03/2017
One of Australia’s most exciting bands.

Words by

Bianca O'Neill

Holy Holy are one of Australia’s most exciting bands.

Their 2015 debut, When The Storms Would Come was a sign of things to come. And now, on Paint, they’ve come good. Or, should I say, even better.

Opener ‘That Message’ is everything that’s great about local music at the moment. It’s airy with vaguely psych-synth pairings and good, old-school rock vibes. This produces a directional sound that speaks of where they’re going. It reminds me of the best moments from Hungry Kids of Hungary, which is no mistake seeing as they’ve worked with them.

A solid album from start to finish and this IS where my money is in 2017. 

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 166. You can read it here.

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