Holy Holy – When The Storms Would Come

Holy Holy – When The Storms Would Come

Australian duo-turned-into-full-live-band Holy Holy‘s debut album When The Storms Would Come is a dangerous outsider for the various Best Albums of 2015 on the interwebs.
On When The Storms Would Come Holy Holy deliver classic tunes with a hint of genius. Like the proper Fleetwood Mac harmonies on Sentimental and Monday, and Dire Straits-esque guitar licks on A Heroine are giving the album a recognisable warm 70’s AM-rock feel to it.

Diving into the album’s road to existence, the band made use of two-inch tape configured to record 16-track. Thus staying away as far as they could from digital recording methods, the analogue love really comes through on If I Were You and on the catchy You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog, easily one of the top tracks on the album.
Somewhere around the three-and-a-half minute mark on this track, the Aussies let loose an epic guitar solo of Mark Knopfler-like proportions. Wow!

The slightly eerie Holy Gin and Eagles-nod Pretty Strays For Hopeless Lovers continue the nostalgic warm feeling this album offers – even if Pretty Strays… goes into a somewhat psychedelic state in the latter half of this 6-minute long charm.

From my slightly biased point of view, the polished When The Storms Would Come is a serious contender to end up in the Best of 2015 albums lists!

Holy Holy – When The Storms Would Come is out on October 30th via Wonderlick/RED.

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Tracklist:

Sentimental And Monday
Outside Of The Heart Of It
A Heroine
History
If I Were You
You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog
Wanderer
Holy Gin
Pretty Strays For Hopeless Lovers
The Crowd
Impossible Like You (Bonus track)
House Of Cards (Bonus track)

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With When The Storms Would Come, Australian outfit Holy Holy release a heartwarming yet nostalgic debut album. Definitely a secret outsider for my Best of 2015 list!

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