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