One month out from their anticipated debut album release, nostalgic Aussie indie rockers, Holy Holy have announced an extensive national When The Storms Would Come album tour set for August/September 2015. Kick starting at the Darwin Festival on August 13, the tour will then venture on to Bunbury, Perth, Fremantle, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Launceston, Hobart, Adelaide, Geelong, Ballarat, Melbourne, Thirroul, Newcastle, Canberra and finishing up in Sydney on September 19.
“We’ve played a lot of shows in the last two years and have played with some of our favourite bands and in some incredible venues along the way,” explains lead vocalist Tim Carroll. “During that time we have come up with a sound that represents us, a sound we’re proud of and a style of music that we love to play. With our debut record now complete and having just played a run of shows overseas, our homecoming album release tour is something we’re really looking forward to.”
Having only recently returned from their first tour of Europe and the UK after wowing audiences at iconic festivals The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Dot To Dot, London Calling and Primavera, Holy Holy are excited to return for headline shows later in the year to promote their European album release. “We hit the autobahns and motorways with our sat nav and splitter van and had an awesome time playing soo many amazing festivals,” guitarist Oscar Dawson enthuses. “The highlight was hitting Barcelona at the end of the tour where we played Primavera Sound. Playing to a Spanish crowd, looking out across the Mediterranean as the sun went down, what an experience, we can’t wait to get back there!”
With classic songs, huge supports, extensive radio play, an overwhelmingly positive response from press and blogs both here and overseas, sold-out headline shows and international gigs under their belts, Holy Holy have already achieved so much. And now their debut full-length album is finally here and it is vaster and wilder than anything they’ve released to date. Recorded in Brisbane with Matt Redlich (Emma Louise, Ball Park Music, The Trouble With Templeton), the album unveils the band pushing in to new sonic territory with daring & classic guitars, driving rhythms and even bigger vocals.
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 (Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Andy Bull), touring bassist Graham Ritchie (Airling, Emma Louise), and Brisbane-based producer Matt Redlich as their touring keys player. Joining them for a large part of the tour will be Melbourne band, Fractures. Other supports include Methyl Ethel and Violet Swells, with more to be announced.
‘WHEN THE STORMS WOULD COME’ 2015 TOUR DATES
THU 13 AUG | DARWIN FESTIVAL, DARWIN NT (ALL AGES)
FRI 14 AUG | PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY WA
SAT 15 AUG | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA
SUN 16 AUG | NEWPORT HOTEL, FREMANTLE WA
FRI 21 AUG | ELSEWHERE, GOLD COAST QLD
SAT 22 AUG | THE ZOO, BRISBANE QLD *
THU 27 AUG | FRESH ON CHARLES, LAUNCESTON TAS
FRI 28 AUG | THE REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART TAS
SAT 29 AUG | JIVE, ADELAIDE SA *
THU 03 SEP | WORKERS CLUB, GEELONG VIC *
FRI 04 SEP | KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT VIC *
SAT 05 SEP | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC *
FRI 11 SEP | ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
SAT 12 SEP | LIZOTTES, NEWCASTLE NSW *
FRI 18 SEP | TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA ACT *
SAT 19 SEP | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW *