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the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Holy Holy (Australia) talk touring, life after the album and the next step

Performing at BIGSOUND last week, Tim and Oscar from Holy Holy sat down with the AU's editor-in-chief Larry to chat about their national tour, the reception for their album When The Storms Would Come and what the future holds for the rock group...

BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night One - Part Two (09.09.15)


Pictured: DEAFCULT

It sounds a little cliché, but the first night of Bigsound really was a showcase of the variety of Australian musicians making waves at the moment. The spectrum of genres was amazing to see, and no doubt we’ll be hearing much more from these very talented artists.

Live Review: Holy Holy + Fractures - Howler, Melbourne (06.09.15)

To say Holy Holy are on a roll would be an understatement. The band of polished musicians followed up the release of debut album When The Storms Would Come with sold out shows around the country, including two at Melbourne's Howler. We were supremely lucky to catch them on the second night.

5 Parties Not To Miss At Bigsound 2015

Australia’s premier music industry conference and artist showcase Bigsound kicks off tonight with a range of gigs and parties around Brisbane. From the Deathproof Bigsound Bash, to the official closing party, we take you through the five parties not to miss over the coming week. Click through for a full list of parties and performances!

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: September 4th - September 6th

With BIGSOUND just around the corner now, many music fans are going to be training their eyes on the Valley in Brisbane as hundreds of Australian and international artists will be showcasing their wares over two hectic nights of live performance. This weekend coming then, is going to be the perfect way to get pumped for what's still to come, with some stellar names kicking off tours, making special festival appearances and bringing their new tunes to Australian venues dotted around the country in a venue near you. Check out our picks for the weekend below!

Album Review: Holy Holy - When The Storms Would Come (2015 LP)

When The Storms Would Come

When The Storms Would Come is soaked in an age old world weariness uncharacteristic for its young composers. Oscar Dawson (previously of Dukes of Windsor) and Timothy Carroll - an experienced songwriter himself - have clocked up their fair share of travel miles, originally meeting while volunteering as English teachers in South East Asia and then reconnecting later in Berlin, have spent enough time as musicians to feel themselves aged beyond their contemporaries.

Darwin Festival Photo Gallery: Holy Holy - The Lighthouse (13.08.15)

Holy Holy enchanted the Darwin Festival with a gorgeous, blissful set at the Lighthouse. On point sonically and with an infectious energy and joy, the boys really deserved a much larger crowd. Nevertheless, they smashed the gig and converted the masses with their delightful Holy tunes. Aptly described by one punter as a sexy modern day Eagles - Darwin hearts Holy Holy. Check out the photos from AU Review's #dfest15 photography Amy Hetherington.

The line-up for Sounds of the Suburbs 2015 has been released!

Just getting over Splendour in the Grass? No problem, we've got the line-up for another music festival coming your way. This year, a great mix of international and home-grown artists will be showcased at one of Australia's premier boutique festivals - Sounds of the Suburbs.

Music Video of the Day: Holy Holy “Sentimental and Monday” (2015)

If you were lucky enough to catch Holy Holy at Splendour last weekend, you’d understand the excitement surround the release of their new album When The Storms Would Come. Their set demonstrated the bands interconnected dynamic and confidence on the stage, especially in one of the highlights, “Sentimental and Monday”, which has just gotten a new video.

Tour Diary: HOLY HOLY (Australia) take on The Great Escape, travelling, and more

While in England touring for The Great Escape festival, HOLY HOLY documented their experiences while on the road and share with us their tour diary. From driving through Europe and being regular tourists, to pre show exercises and visiting the great John Bonham's grave, follow the band through their travels overseas. Click through to see the full tour diary...

Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Timberwolf & more featured on first official BIGSOUND artist announcement!

BIGSOUND has named the first 50 artists for the 2015 live program and for another year, Brisbane looks to become a buzzing hive of excellent live music in September! BIGSOUND Live sees 14 music venues through the Valley taken over by some impressive line ups of bands from around Australia and abroad over two nights for what has become Australia's biggest gathering of industry and music fans. Last year's BIGSOUND program was hectic, showcasing some diverse and brilliant talent - both emerging and established - and this year is going to be no different.

Where to see the Aussies at The Great Escape 2015‏


Photo: Saskwatch

With over 400 up and coming bands set to play in 35 Brighton venues for The Great Escape Festival, we thought it was definitely worth spotlighting the Aussie acts. Incredible artists are flying in from all over the world, and these amazing Aussie bands are no exception. Click through to find out who you should be checking out...

Single Stream: Holy Holy “You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog” (2015)

After a huge 2014 full of touring and releases, Holy Holy follow up in good form with a new single, “You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog”. It’s a dark atmospheric rock song with beautiful production, tracked to 2 inch tape. Holy Holy are soon to play shows in the UK and have also just been announced on this years Splendour lineup. Listen to their new single here:

Holy Holy taking new single "You Cannot Call for Love Like a Dog" overseas, with UK dates announced for May!

It's no secret that Holy Holy have become strong favourites on the live scene in Australia over the past year. With the growth of the band in the addition of Ryan Strathie, Graham Ritchie and Matt Redlich to the permanent tour line up, Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson have been able to further develop the Holy Holy sound on the live front and it wasn't going to be long before they took it beyond Australian venues. This May, Holy Holy will be heading to the UK where they'll be touring through the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. The news comes off the back of the announcement of their new single, "You Cannot Call for Love Like a Dog", which has seen Holy Holy harness this larger sound developed through a large amount of live shows, and represent it on record.

the AU review's 15 most anticipated Australian records of 2015

After an incredible year of new Australian music in 2014, we have an incredible array of records in the pipeline for the new year. Some are from bands who we've been waiting to hear from again for years... some for the first time... others are continuously pumping out incredible music and we have no desire for them to stop! In no particular order, here are the fifteen Australian albums (some confirmed, some still to be...) that we can't wait for (or at the very least are hoping for...) in 2015: