We’ve interviewed them, reviewed their last album (which was listed by Backseat Mafia in the top 100 releases of last year), and now we had a chance to see the magnificent Holy Holy tread the boards in the much COVID delayed but highly anticipated ‘Hello My Beautiful World’ tour.
This was a magnificence performance, buoyed by the presence of sister duo CLEWS who provided lead and backing vocals with an incredible presence. For some strange reason, and due to lingering COVID mitigation rules, the audience was restricted to sitting by some very enthusiastic bouncers, By the end of the night though, they had given up; the sheer euphoria of the night prevented anyone with a pulse from gyrating.
A couple of old favourites (‘True Lovers’ and ‘You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog’) sent the crowd into a frenzy, material from the new album were spectacular (my personal favourite ‘The Aftergone’ was stratospheric) and two covers (Empire of The Sun’s ‘Walking on a Dream’ and Lorde’s Green Light) delivered with spine-tingling effervescence. The joy of the band was palpable and infectious.
Holy Holy are one of the best bands in Australia at the moment; this was a thrilling performance and a spectacular and mesmerising mix of sound and vision.
How You Been
Maybe You Know
Sentimental and Monday
Walking On A Dream (Empire of the Sun cover)
Teach Me About Dying
You Cannot Call for Love Like a Dog
Green Light (Lorde cover)
Feature Photograph: Andrew Fuller/fullonrockphotography