Holy Holy (Live) @ The Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle
When: Thursday, 17th November 2016
Where: The Cambridge Hotel – 789 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW
Holy Holy (Live)
Darwinism got its start in a hotel bathroom. “I remember the boys were all asleep in the apartment and I was looking for a place to play so I locked myself in the bathroom and was making some recordings on my phone”. Weeks later, Dawson and Carroll explored the idea further in a tiny studio set-up in London, and in April the band recorded in Melbourne, inviting horns along too. “The horns are a fresh thing for us. We wanted the horns to be textural, using a band like The National or Radiohead as examples.” Pitch shifting effects pedals and other such tools help provide new tones and straddle the balance between authentic and synthetic. Carroll’s lyrics having a way of cutting through, and “Darwinism” is no different, bringing to life a couple’s relationship juxtaposed against the song’s driving riffs and melodic lines.
The band work differently from most; From Launceston to Brisbane and Melbourne, songs are sent back and forth. Ideas are captured in different cities, then come together when the members meet up again, be it for a tour, rehearsal, sound-check or show. Their long distance music affair has resulted in a truly unique sound: layers of melodies, evocative storytelling, and passionate rhythms.
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