News: Holding Absence release video for new single ‘A Crooked Melody’

HOLDING ABSENCE have released their first new music of 2023 in the form of captivating new single ‘A Crooked Melody’. Accompanied by a beautifully stylised video that was directed by Lewis Cater‘A Crooked Melody’ is an exceptional example of HOLDING ABSENCE’s keen ability to craft insatiably catchy songs that serve as a vessel for poignantly relatable lyrics.

Frontman Lucas Woodland comments “A Crooked Melody is simply a song about denial. It’s the lie we tell ourselves every night to help us sleep, but deep down we know the truth. The big difference between a crooked melody and a lie, however, is that it’s sweet, enchanting and easier to swallow.”

Watch the video for ‘A Crooked Melody’ below:

Stream ‘A Crooked Melody’ on all platforms at:

HOLDING ABSENCE start an extensive North American tour as main support to THE PLOT IN YOU, alongside THORNHILL and BANKS ARCADE. The band are also booked for main stage performances at both Slam Dunk Festival and 2000 Trees Festival this year. All dates are below.


7th April US New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place*
8th April US Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes*
9th April US Harrisburg, PA – HMAC*
11th April CA Montreal, QC – Club Soda*
12th April CA London, ON – London Music Hall*
14th April US Richmond, VA – Canal Club*
15th April US Charlotte, NC – The Underground*
16th April US Charleston, SC – Music Farm*
18th April US Nashville, TN – Eastside Bowl*
20th April US Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution*
21st April US Orlando, FL – The Beacham*
22nd April US Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall*
24th April US New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues*
25th April US Austin, TX – Empire*
27th April US Tucson, AZ – The Rock*
28th April US San Diego, CA – House Of Blues*
29th April US Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*
30th April US Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley*
2nd May US Portland, OR – The Bossanova Ballroom*
3rd May CA Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
4th May US Seattle, WA – Croc Theater*
6th May US Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater Lounge*
7th May US Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep*
9th May US Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck*
10th May US Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s*
11th May US Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection*
12th May US St Louis, MO – Old Rock House*
13th May US Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s*
27th May UK Hatfield – Slam Dunk Festival South
28th May UK Leeds – Slam Dunk Festival North
5th-8th July UK Cheltenham – 2000 Trees Festival

*supporting THE PLOT IN YOU

Tickets for all dates are available from

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