Holy Now surely have surpassed themselves on It Will All End In Tears. It’s a song characterized by splendour that just keeps improving on each listen. Play it through headphones and you will see what I mean and the effects of the psychedelic tinged guitars and Julia Olanders’ voice should have you in raptures before the song ends. Despite the somber title, it’s somehow uplifting. It’s backed with the previously released, but still impressive, All The Time and a live track You Never Can Tell with it’s 1960s rock ‘n’ roll feel. The EP is out now on Lazy Octopus … Continue reading Holy Now – It Will All End In Tears
A new song from Swedish band Holy Now and it’s a very good one at that. It’s a slow song that just demonstrates how great the voice of singer/guitarist Julia Olander actually is. The words are beautifully sung as her vocals dominate the song, soaring above the instruments which get through during the right moments. All The Time is out now on Lazy Octopus Records. Facebook Continue reading Holy Now – All The Time
More infectious indiepop from Swedish band Holy Now. Feel It All is the first single to be taken from the bands’ forthcoming debut album and has all the makings of an indie dance floor anthem thanks to the catchy guitars and Julia Olander’s impressive vocals. Feel It All is out now digitally via Lazy Octopus Records. The as of yet unnamed album will be out in the Spring. Facebook Continue reading Holy Now – Feel It All
A mix featuring 12 excellent tracks that have yet to be featured on the site. Here is the Mixcloud blurb: This latest Records I Like Mix covers a lot of ground over the course of its 33 minutes. From the opening gentle twee and indiepop sounds of Girl Ray and Those Unfortunates to the intense shoegaze of Kindling and Devilish Dear. How about some epic sounding indie pop from Agent Bla, Holy Now and the Death Of Pop going up alongside tracks from Brunch Club, When Nalda Became Punk, Supermilk, Kitty Kat Club and Early Riser. It’s all here. Enjoy! … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? A New Mix!
Blimey. This year’s list was hard to compile given that I restrict myself to just 10 choices (self-inflicted stupidity!). I have been listening to plenty of punk, coldwave, indie-pop, riot grrrl, queercore, garage and post-punk but I think this selection is a fair reflection of my listening habits these past 12 months. Tracks missing the cut include the likes of Underworld, Joanna Gruesome, The Radio Dept., The Legends, Earth Girls,The Liminanas, Red Sleeping Beauty, Massive Attack, Jessica & The Fletchers, Vital Idles, Useless Youth, E’spaniel, Nice Try, Hate Week, Primetime, Tape Waves, The Wolfhounds, Merchandise, Slam, Blind Delon, Lad’s Mags, … Continue reading Records I Like Top 10 2016
Wake Up is the forthcoming single from Sweden’s Holy Now and it’s time for one of those jaw dropping moments. The dark lyrics jostle with soaring, jangling guitars, pounding percussion and ethereal female vocals. It’s immense to these ears. Wake Up is taken from the band’s Sorry I messed up cassette (which you can get here). It’s also full of excellent tracks including the desolate Please Love Me which will be the singles flip side. They only lose their way once on Feather which is a couple of minutes too long. Wake Up will be released next month via Beech … Continue reading Holy Now – Wake Up