HOLY FUCK PREMIERE NEW SINGLE FREE GLOSS (FEAT. NICHOLAS ALLBROOK)
WATCH VIDEO FOR FREE GLOSS
NEW ALBUM DELETER TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 17, 2020
TOUR DATES IN VANCOUVER, CALGARY AND
Toronto, ON — December 3, 2019 — Today, Holy Fuck have today released an incredible new single, Free Gloss, featuring Pond front-man Nicholas Allbrook and taken from their upcoming album, Deleter (out January 17, 2020). The record was teased recently by first single, Luxe (featuring Alexis Taylor), which was A-Listed at 6Music and saw the band tour with Hot Chip in addition to playing a quickly-sold-out European headline tour of their own. Listen to Free Gloss and watch the video here.
"Our music can be dark and pummeling at times, unrelenting even," write Holy Fuck. “Free Gloss was designed as a way for us to shed some light, and bring some bliss and buoyancy to the table whilst still maintaining that ecstatic energy and intensity that we love. We started tinkering with the main riff and structure on this one as an idea to take the listener on a euphoric sonic journey and explore the push/pull, tension and release you can take people with on the dance floor.
In many different ways, the track reminds us all of some kind of 90s thing. When we wrote the main keyboard riff, immediately we thought of Much Music, our Canadian equivalent to MTV, specifically their live dance studio broadcast, Electric Circus or their compilation album Extenda-Dance Mix 93. The inadvertent soundtrack to our youth. Looking back on it now, these shows explored a clash of humanity with technology, or perhaps the humanity in technology; repetitive electronic music with unpredictable human movement, which feels in keeping with the way we write and perform our music."
Free Gloss is a bracing highlight from Holy Fuck's upcoming fifth album, Deleter. A band who have played by their own rules for the past part of 15 years, it's the most accomplished moment yet from a group who have become one of their country’s finest, and most influential, exports; seamlessly fusing the gauzy drive of krautrock and deep house’s dreamy ineffability, and expertly blending purring motorik percussion with the sort of fuggy synthetic fizz that so often sends clubbers into states of unselfconscious rapture.
Arriving at a moment where attention spans are shot and anxieties are going into overdrive, Deleter is a defiantly full-bodied affair. Polyrhythmic and pleasure-focused, it’s a record that explores what happens when humanity and technology coalesce into one big, semi-organic celebration of spontaneity, repetition, and individuality. As the band puts it, “the robots are smarter than ever, and the algorithm knows more and more what we like as individuals, but we have to remind ourselves that there is music in the margins that can go missing and that that music is more important than ever.” Marginal or not, Deleter is the sound of Holy Fuck freely ebbing and flowing in their own unique ecosystem. As a listener, you’ve got a choice - carry on with the passive consumption, or push back, engage, and move to something worth of your time. Something like Deleter.
You can catch Holy Fuck on the road next year as they will tour North American in Europe, kicking off in Phoenix, Arizona on March 23 with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, and Saskatoon before wrapping in London, UK at All Points East Festival. See below for complete details.
2020 TOUR DATES
March 23 – Phoenix – Valley Bar
March 24 – San Diego – Casbah
March 25 – Santa Ana – Constellation Room
March 27 – Los Angeles – El Rey Theatre
March 28 – San Francisco – Slim's
March 30 – Portland – Lola's Room
March 31 – Seattle – Nuemos
April 1 – Vancouver – Fortune Sound Club
April 3 – Calgary – Broken City
April 4 – Saskatoon – Amigo's Cantina
April 6 – St. Paul – Turf Club
April 7 – Chicago – Lincoln Hall
April 24 – Antwerp – Trix
April 25 – Luxembourg – Out of The Crowd Festival
April 27 – Birmingham – The Hare & Hounds
May 5 – Barcelona – Sala Upload
May 6 – Oviedo – La Lata de Zinc
May 7 – Vigo – Radar Estudios
May 9 – Valencia – La Pérgola
May 23 – London – All Points East
Buy/stream Free Gloss: ffm.to/freegloss
DOWNLOAD – Free Gloss Hi Res Single Artwork