- Tiana Speter
EP PREMIERE: "Embrace" (THE HOLY ROLLERCOASTERS)
LOVE, LOSS AND LIFE'S QUIET MOMENTS GET A SMOOTH AND SULTRY MAKEOVER FROM BRISSIE'S FUNK/SOUL COLLECTIVE THE HOLY ROLLERCOASTERS AND THEIR BRAND NEW EP EMBRACE DUE OUT JUNE 25 - BUT YOU CAN GRAB AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK WITH THE EP PREMIERING RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW ON THE SOUNDCHECK!
Generally revered for their dynamic tendencies, Brisbane octet The Holy Rollercoasters last dove into EP territory with 2019's Bathe doling out upbeat funk and swagger in torrid fashion. And while the group's upcoming EP Embrace still carries the group's trademark soul, it also offers a balanced insight into smoother sonic territory from this expressive and rhapsodic bunch.
Deftly covering life's complexities and quieter moments with smooth infusions and jazzy flair, Embrace's seemingly carefree sonic surface takes a poignant journey through themes of domestic bliss, abuse, self discovery and social anxiety; universal themes at the best of times, but ones that perhaps take on heavier reflection with the COVID-19 pandemic mayhem. But it ain't all doom and gloom, as once again The Holy Rollercoasters deftly layer their signature wit and dancefloor-ready delights across the space of seven songs.
“I feel that this collection of songs is the perfect combination of who we are - we have fun, we think deeply, we play music to dance to...It was at Woodford last year, as we played, lived, sat and supped together that it became apparent that these songs were a faithful distillation of the band as a whole.” - Jimi Beavis, lyricist/singer
With the majority of the EP's songs coming to life at vocalist Jimi Beavis's kitchen table with Andrew Garton noodling on guitar, the EP also marks the first proper recordings to be made at Garton's new home studio. And teaming up with the legends at 4000 Records, the EP will also be unveiled on cassette which not only will offer a nostalgic keepsake of this stirring release - it will also feature a B-side packed with stripped-back versions of the EP tracks not available anywhere else.
BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE (THE HOLY ROLLERCOASTERS)
Offering the sonic equivalent of a warm (and pandemic approved) sonic embrace, The Holy Rollercoasters are primed to stage an official EP launch when it's safe to do so. But in the meantime, you can exclusively grab a sneak listen to the entire EP below before it officially unleashes on June 25.
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BY TIANA SPETER