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HOLY HOLY Hello my beautiful world


Fresh off the announcement their forthcoming album Hello My Beautiful World is out Friday, August 20, Holy Holy have today shared their new single The Aftergone (feat. CLEWS). To mark the release, the duo have announced a national tour kicking off in WA at Astor Theatre, Perth, on Thursday, November 5; before rolling on to The River, Margaret River, on Saturday, November 6; and Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, on Sunday, November 7. They will be joined by Melbourne rapper Queen P for their WA shows, and special guests Hayley Mary and CLEWS across their run of national dates.

On the incessant and electric cut The Aftergone, Holy Holy have partnered with sisterly duo CLEWS and The Presets’ Kim Moyes. “Working with Kim was fun and I’ve always loved The Presets. We wanted to push this song into electronic territory, and he was the right person to go to for that,” said guitarist Oscar Dawson. “Tim then wrote a pre-chorus melody and lyrics that we felt were perfect for Lily and Grace from CLEWS, a band, and people, we’re super fond of. We’ve toured with them and they’ve joined us on stage many times before. We’re stoked that they can finally feature on a song with us.”

Of the lyrics, vocalist Tim Carroll adds, “the future has been feeling particularly uncertain lately. The world we thought we knew is not there anymore. This song is an acknowledgement of what that feels like. Maybe things are always like that. Maybe every generation has this experience, and this is just our story to live through.”

Like many records released throughout 2021, Hello My Beautiful World was largely forged in the midst of Australia’s lockdown period. Recorded in a series of modest studios and spare rooms in Tasmania and Victoria, the pair’s fourth album was built upon a foundation of electronic beats and rolling synths, combining lush string arrangements, May-esque guitar riffs and chanted vocals.

The pair didn’t tackle the album entirely on their own, bringing in notable guest artists across the release. Japanese Wallpaper added distinctive texture and flair across the album, while Melbourne rapper Queen P pitched in with the hyperactive, fiery guest verses on Port Rd, and composer Toby Alexander expanded the sounds with flourishing string arrangements.

With their three full-length albums to date, Holy Holy have built a loyal and dedicated fanbase with over 100 million streams across their body of work and multiple gold and platinum singles. They have also been nominated for ARIA Awards, J Awards and National Live Music Awards, all maintained through their fanatically attended live shows.

Holy Holy’s new album Hello My Beautiful World is out Friday, August 20. Holy Holy hit Astor Theatre, Perth, on Thursday, November 5; The River, Margaret River, on Saturday, November 6; and Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, on Sunday, November 7. Tickets are on sale 10am Tuesday, July 19 from www.holyholymusic.com/tour

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