Watching Holy Holy develop and go from strength to strength throughout 2015 was an absolute joy and as we look ahead to what is undoubtedly going to be another big year for Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson, the AU was stoked to be able to sit down with the lads on New Year’s Eve to chat about it all. Ahead of their afternoon set at the Falls Festival at Mt. Duneed, Holy Holy chat about some of their favourite shows of 2015, not to mention the vibes surrounding the release of their acclaimed debut album, When the Storms Would Come.
“We went to Europe twice this year and had some amazing shows over there,” Carroll says. “There are a couple over there that were memorable. We played in Barcelona at the Primavera Festival in May and then we had a really wonderful show in Amsterdam, about a month ago. We played this venue called Paradiso which is really beautiful and Kurt Vile was part of that festival and a few other cool bands and then our London show was really good…I mean, our Australian album tour was really special, so there’s been lots of good shows.”
“Just getting an album out is a huge task,” Dawson says about the release of their 2015 debut. “I’ve been saying that in that alone, I’ve been really happy to get to that stage. At numerous points along the way that we’ve been writing and recording this album, we could’ve stopped and said, ‘No, this is the album,’ and because of the way recording processes work these days, you can just keep going; write new songs, write new songs and release another single and so on. To stop and say, ‘No, this is the album’, I know Tim put a lot of time into actually structuring it as well, in terms of how it flows as a complete work. Just having that on vinyl, we’ve got a bunch of copies made on vinyl as well, seeing that and holding that in my hands – that’s almost the best part of it.”
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