Sydney foursome The Holidays’ debut album, Post Paradise, may have been a long time coming, but it has categorically been worth the wait. The first two singles, Moonlight Hours and Golden Sky, hinted at the exciting musical re-birth this band has taken over the past 18 months, yet do not exclusively define the depths of this blissful musical journey.
Formed in 2007, the band quickly made their mark on the Australian musical landscape. The release of two EP’s at opposite ends of 2008 saw them scoring Triple J rotation, share stages with The View, Jamie T, The Temper Trap & Little Red, and regularly name-checked as one of the nation’s most promising new acts before bunkering down to prepare their long-player.
Post Paradise lead single Moonlight Hours set the mood for what’s now been delivered in spades and in its complete context; a groove-based record full of summer vibes, elec-tropical dance floor anthems and mellow, breezy melodies. Moonlight Hours hit # 1 on Triple J’s playlist earlier this year, while remixes by Jonathon Boulet and The Swiss have also attracted generous lashings of hyperbole in the blogosphere. The latter appeared on a recent NME download Mixtape compiled by UK disco/electro wunder-kid Grum, and made much-loved Belgian re-mixers’ Aeroplane’s chart podcast. NME have taken notice with the band recently appearing in the magazine’s Buzz chart.
Joining The Holidays on tour is Papa Vs Pretty. Frontman Thomas Rawle alongside bandmates Tom Myers and Angus Gardiner are described as post-shoegaze, cherrypicking the best bits of ‘60s and ‘70s pop and peppering it with frantic guitar rock. Having just supported Surfer Blood on Splendour in The Grass side-shows the band have their debut EP Heavy Harm out now.
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|Sat.25.Sep||Coaster Festival, Gosford||NSW|
|Wed.29.Sep||Beach Road Hotel, Bondi *FREE SHOW**||NSW|
|Fri.01.Oct||Elsewhere, Surfers Paradise||QLD|
|Sat.02.Oct||The Troubadour, Foritude Valley||QLD|
|Sat.09.Oct||One Movement Festival, Perth||WA|
|Thu.14.Oct||Transit Bar, Canberra||ACT|
|Fri.15.Oct||Grand Hotel, Wollongong||NSW|
|Sat.16.Oct||The Gaelic Club, Sydney||NSW|
|Thu.21.Oct||The National Hotel, Geelong||VIC|
|Fri.22.Oct||East Brunswick Club, Melbourne||VIC|
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