I FINALLY broke my live duck of seeing The Holy last month, I’d never quite seen a support slot like it at a small venue in my life. Two drummers, their own lighting, their own sound technician. This was a band who do not fuck around. The show lived up to my expectation, to the hype I’d built up in the years since I first discovered the band and first mentioned them. Since the day I missed their only other London show to go to my eldest daughters choir concert. A convert filled with beautiful yet humungous soundscapes filled with soaring guitars and pummelling beats - two drummers - it’s powerful and emotional, brooding yet filled with passion. When they return it should be their name up on lights.
This Will Be the Day That I Die is the track that started it for me a good while ago now, a huge, sweeping epic filled with darkly hued atmosphere filled with brooding menace and powerful melodies.
The Holy are edgy, they are gorgeous and they are very fucking emotional. Simply one of the most promising bands on the planet.