MU­SI­CAL PRAISE

Holy Holy are keen to show­case their lat­est in­die-rock cre­ations, along with old favourites, when they take to the stage at Mi­ami Marketta

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If mu­sic is your re­li­gion, Mi­ami Marketta will host a very spe­cial cer­e­mony this time next week. Aus­tralian band Holy Holy, fronted by Ti­mothy Car­roll and Os­car Daw­son, will bless your ears with their in­die-rock hymns, show­cas­ing their sec­ond stu­dio al­bum, Paint.

“We played at Mi­ami Marketta on the last tour, it’s got a good vibe, it’s a nice space, I like what they’re do­ing,” Tim says.

“The au­di­ence, as you’d ex­pect, seem to be young beachy peo­ple with tans and tatts, they seem like nice peo­ple.

“Def­i­nitely dif­fer­ent to the pale Tas­ma­ni­ans I’m used to.

“Venues like Mi­ami Marketta make it pos­si­ble for us to tour re­ally, without hav­ing to per­form at RSL clubs.”

The Gold Coast isn’t to­tally for­eign ter­ri­tory for Tim, who grew up in Bris­bane, play­ing gigs be­tween there and By­ron Bay.

This time things will be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, though.

“We’ll be play­ing quite a lot of mu­sic we’ve never per­formed live be­fore, which is ac­tu­ally pretty nerver­ack­ing,” he says.

“There’s so much self doubt, not ac­tu­ally know­ing if things are any good or other times you just hit some­thing and it feels right.

“I gen­er­ally en­joy tour­ing once I’m feel­ing con­fi­dent.

“One funny thing about us is we all live in dif­fer­ent cities, we don’t see each other that much and don’t get to re­hearse as much as we’d like.

“This time we’ll be re­hears­ing in Bris­bane solidly for a few days be­fore­hand, so I think we’ll have a good rhythm and good mo­men­tum go­ing.”

If a mere three days of re­hearsal time doesn’t have your head spin­ning, the sheer amount of mu­si­cal el­e­ments Holy Holy have packed into their new mu­sic, and thus into their new shows, surely will.

“We’ve got our hands full, there’s quite a bit go­ing on in the songs,” Tim says.

“We’ve got trum­pet sounds, dou­ble gui­tar lines, some In­dian stuff and we’ve roped in an awe­some artist called Ma­chine Age who does a lot of live sam­pling.

“I bought some new gui­tars too, I’ve been play­ing a Fen­der Stra­to­caster for years but I’ll be play­ing a Gib­son 339 for the first time, which is a priv­i­lege, and I’ve got a 1973 12 string acous­tic Martin, so I’ll give that a play.

“We’ll work through our cat­a­logue, play­ing as much off the new record as pos­si­ble then, of course, the favourites off the back record.

“And we’ve ac­tu­ally been work­ing on a cou­ple of cov­ers as a point of dif­fer­ence.” Holy Holy play Mi­ami Marketta, July 6. Tick­ets from Oztix

Ti­mothy Car­roll and Os­car Daw­son of Holy Holy are headed for Mi­ami Marketta next week.

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