By: Staff –
Toronto based electronica band Holy Fuck are releasing a new four-song EP titled Bird Brains on July 21st via Last Gang Records; their first release since 2016’s JUNO-nominated, Congrats.
Holy Fuck recorded Bird Brains live at various studios over the past few years. The EP represents the ongoing creative process of a band whose members live in different cities (in both Canada and the US) yet insist their music should be a collaborative process. These four songs aim to capture the raw energy of four people, not apart as bedroom producers, but together as a spirited exchange of ideas, a dynamic interaction that comes from years of friendship. While Bird Brains was largely self-produced, a few very talented Engineers/Producers aided greatly in that process, including Shawn Everett (John Legend, Warpaint, Alabama Shakes), who recorded the song “Chains” at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, The XX) who mixed the song “New Dang”.
Accompanying the EP is the video for the title track. An incredibly charismatic bird hosts a party wilder than anything you’ll see all summer. Director, Allison Johnston wanted “to explore the idea of mass hysteria, and how easily a group will follow the most confident person in the room. The party in the video is what I grew up believing they always were before I had ever been to one. I wanted every party to be Nelly’s Hot in Herre.” Watch the video below.
Holy Fuck 2017 Tour Dates
July 28 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Fest
Aug 04 – Põlva, Estonia – Intsikurmu
Aug 05 – Malaga, Spain – CanelaParty
Aug 08 – Gent, Belgium – DOK
Aug 09 – London, UK – Jazz Cafe
Aug 10 – Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
Aug 11 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
Aug 12 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
Aug 14 – Galway, Ireland – Roisin Dubh
Aug 15 – Cork, Ireland – Cyprus Avenue
Aug 16 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolans Warehouse
Aug 17 – Belfast, Ireland – Empire Music Hall
Aug 19 – Cardross Estate, Scotland – Double the Rabbit Hole
Aug 20 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Think Tank
Aug 22 – Bristol, UK – Colston Hall 2
Aug 23 – Brighton, UK – Patterns
Aug 24 – Luxembourg – Rotondes
Aug 25 – Groningen, NL – Noorderzon Festival
Aug 26 – Le Mans, FR – Festival Teriaki