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Holy Holy announce headline national tour to celebrate their fifth studio album Cellophane

Hold onto your hats, Australia, because your favourite indie pop duo Holy Holy have announced a huge national headline tour, and they’re bringing their buddy Tasman Keith along for the ride. Kicking off in Adelaide, the tour will see them hit all major cities and a few regional towns, before finishing up in Victoria with…

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Holy Holy celebrate the release of Cellophane with an intimate listening party tour

Beloved Aussie duo Holy Holy release their highly anticipated fifth studio album Cellophane today, and to celebrate they’re playing six very special events across the country! These intimate listening parties will see Tim and Oscar chat about the making of Cellophane, as well as a Q&A and album signing with their fans. They’re also going to treat…

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Holy Holy on new album Cellophane, creative processes, and the Aussie music industry

Holy Holy, one of Australia’s most beloved musical acts, have just dropped their fifth studio album, Cellophane. With the reputation as one of Australia’s best live acts, it was a pleasure to sit down with Tim and Oscar and chat all things Holy Holy. I’ve had a listen to the album, I absolutely love it!…

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Kwame + Medhanit – Liberty Hall, Sydney (27.05.23)

On the coldest May night in living memory for Sydneysiders, venturing out to a gig wasn’t on the top of my priorities list as I sat in front of the fire wondering if I should have a beer while my girlfriend got ready for night shift on a hospital ward. Fortunately, I decided drinking at…

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New Music Discoveries March 3rd: Holy Holy, Cub Sport, Daughter and more

As we roll into March, we’ve added ten new songs to our Discovery Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our track of the week is “Messed Up” from Holy Holy and features rapper Kwame. Holy Holy are a band that are always willing to experiment with new sounds and directions. They’ve certainly done that in…

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Hayley Mary – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (28.05.22)

After a cold week, Holy Holy warmed up Melbourne on their Forum leg of the ‘My Beautiful World’ tour. Over the course of an hour and a half set, they played the fan favourites from earlier albums, including “True Lovers”, “Sentimental and Monday” and “Teach Me About Dying”. They also made sure the new album…

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The 40 Best Albums of 2021

It’s that time of year when our team of music writers and editors get together to count down the 40 best albums of the year. And while this has been no usual year, the quality of music that has been released has been incredibly high. Suffice it to say, this has been a very difficult…

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Guest Book Review: Tim Carroll from Holy Holy reviews The Power by Naomi Alderman

Today, Holy Holy released their fourth studio album, Hello My Beautiful World. Our reviewer Dylan Marshall, has declared it as “their best album yet”, and it is our Album of the Week. Guitarist and vocalist Tim Carroll is also a voracious reader, and to celebrate this latest release, Tim has written for the AU, a…

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Album of the Week: Hello My Beautiful World is Holy Holy’s best album yet

Holy Holy are whole. After years of plying their trade on anthemic stadium-ready rock tinged with hints of 80’s glam guitar and synth, the Australian act now feel complete; like they’ve managed to pull it all together once and for all. Here on Hello My Beautiful World, the anthemic beauty of the band continues to…

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Queen P – Factory Theatre, Sydney (19.03.21)

Holy Holy played three sold-out shows at the Factory Theatre in Sydney this weekend. It was a challenge for the audience to stay seated when the band ripped through hit after hit in a memorable show. As you would expect, their most recent album, My Own Pool of Light, was well represented, with the first…

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Album of the Week: Tia Gostelow – Chrysalis (2020 LP)

After seemingly coming out of nowhere in 2018 with her absolutely fantastic debut album Thick Skin, Tia Gostelow returns in 2020 with an evolved and 80s inspired sound, and the marvellous new album Chrysalis. Where her debut album was filled with understated and downbeat melody, Chrysalis is full, for the most part, of upbeat groovers that…

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Interview: MID CITY on “Liar Liar”, hot sauce and intense AirBnBs.

MID CITY are your Good Time Guys. Song after song, they simply make you want to jump around and dance with overwhelmingly positive vibes that nowadays come with a tinge of longing for a solid dance floor. With a surprisingly large German fanbase, the four-piece was set for a year of European tours and non-stop travel….

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Bad Friday 2020 Is Expanding To A Bad Weekend With Two Days Of Music

Bad Friday Festival just got a whole lot more badass. The Sydney institution of a festival, Bad Friday (that ironically falls on Good Friday for all you angels out there) is expanding to corrupt you one day longer. That’s right, we’ve got a Bad Friday AND Saturday on our hands. The expansion of the festival…

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The 40 Best Australian Songs of 2019

With the Hottest 100 voting closing today, we thought we’d take our annual look back on the best songs of 2019. And should you still have to vote, we wanted to give you some ideas on some great local music to consider including in your top ten. We’ve put the 40 songs together in a…

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The 40 Best Albums of 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable…

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve – The Roundhouse, Sydney (18.10.19)

Sydney’s Roundhouse was packed out on Friday night for Holy Holy, an indie rock outfit whose origins span Australia’s East coast. Having recently released their third studio album, My Own Pool Of Light, Holy Holy have garnered an intense fanbase eager to relive the best cross-section of their discography live. But first, it was Perth’s…

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve – Roundhouse, Sydney (18.10.19)

Holy Holy played to a packed crowd at Roundhouse in Sydney on Friday night and it was a truly fabulous gig. The energy, the musicianship, and the new songs from their recent release My Own Pool of Light combined for a truly epic night out in Sydney. Bruce was there to bring you these photos. Full…

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve + Almond Soy – Astor Theatre, Perth (28.09.19)

The next stop on the My Own Pool of Light tour was the Astor Theatre where Holy Holy dazzled the crowd with an amazing performance. Joining in on the party were Carla Geneve and Almond Soy. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was on hand to capture the highlights of the night.

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Photo Gallery and Live Review: Holy Holy + CLEWS + San Mei – 170 Russell, Melbourne (07.12.18)

Finishing off their tour with sold out performance, Holy Holy rocked 170 Russell in celebration of the band’s newest single “Faces”. After spending time in every over state, the closing performance came in Melbourne to a massive crowd all there is celebrate the tour with the band. Bringing along a surprise guest as well as…

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Clews + Bri Clark – Mojos, Fremantle (29.11.18)

Thursday evening saw Holy Holy’s Faces tour hit Western Australia, with a show at Fremantle’s Mojo’s, the first of three in the state. Joining the band were Sydney indie rockers Clews and Perth local Bri Clark.  The evening kicked off to a rather muted start with Bri Clark taking to the stage, armed just with…

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Alice Ivy, Gang of Youths, Gordi and more round out this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting comp shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition has been unveiled today, with submissions from all over the globe being considered for the ultimate prize – AUD $50,000 cash from APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG, not to mention an AUD $5,000 travel package from the Show Group. For this year’s competition, 3,296 songwriters entered…

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New touring festival, The Drop, ties together a love of live music and surfing this March & April

Jumping in amongst the waves of the Aussie leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour, a new festival makes its debut this March and April in The Drop. Combining live music with surfing, this new touring festival is coming to the shores of Margaret River, Torquay and D’Bah, featuring the likes of SAFIA, Dune Rats and more…

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DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy & more onboard for Secret Garden 2018

This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of our favourite festivals, in Secret Garden and boy, they’re turning things up to celebrate. As with many previous years, this one has sold out, with the likes of DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy, Paces and more set to perform. Held over two days, this year’s Secret Garden festival brings the…

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The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years’ ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the east coast’s most popular festival events, Festival of the Sun hasn’t changed its blueprint one iota. Still completely BYO, FOTSUN has retained its family…

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Single of the Day: Holy Holy “That Message” (2017)

It’s nearly here. The second album, PAINT, from the divine Holy Holy, set for release on February 24th. Luckily, the duo Oscar Dawson and Tim Carroll realised we couldn’t hold out another week, and they’re giving us their third single – another nibble of the communion wafer before the big release. The single is layered, textured, rich with synth and guitar. Carroll‘s ethereal vocals repeat the…

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3rd Annual AU Award Winners Revealed: A.B. Original, Remi, NGAIIRE, Colin Lillie & more come out on top

What an absolute trip 2016 has been as we’ve immersed ourselves in incredible live music scenes around the country. We’ve seen some stellar artists emerge from all corners, really making the year their own. As 2016 approaches its final weeks, the Australian industry and its artists have been celebrated in all different forms; from multiple…

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio…

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Single of the Day: Holy Holy “Elevator” (2016)

“Elevator”, along with “Darwinism” (which was released earlier this year), are the two official singles from indie-rock duo Holy Holy‘s upcoming second album, Paint, due for release February 24th 2017. “Elevator” is a classic upbeat burner that features swells of guitars and Timothy Carroll’s beautifully rich vocals. “You were a heart-breaker, I couldda told you that,” repeats…

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia….

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Client Liaison, Holy Holy, NGAIIRE, Gordi & more named in Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist!

The 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist has today been unveiled, with 90 finalists being selected to proceed forward to the final stage of judging. Three prizes are up for grabs as always: the $50,000 first prize courtesy of APRA and Alberts Music, a $10,000 second prize thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association) and…

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