Vid O’The Week: Holy Holy – History

What do you fear in life? That you’re existence will become history, leaving everyone around you to face the heartbreaking split of a rapport that seemed like no time could break?  As the lyrics go “And the only risk you take. Is that all of your mistakes survive.” What is living if we are held back by a fear that our mistakes become living history, rather than mere memories? We need to take this risk if we are willing to get the most out of the little we have.

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An accomplished music video for a brilliantly powerful song about how memories define our existence from Holy Holy. You’ve done it again with this one boys.

Folk rock/alternative country/psychedelic rock band Holy Holy, with the two original members, singer songwriter from Brisbane, Timothy Carroll, and guitarist and composer from Melbourne, Oscar Dawson, alongside  Ryan Strathie and Graham Ritchie, have released a marvellously filmed music video to go with their latest single History. 

The perpetual state of dichotomy throughout the video as they manipulate light and dark, the act of appearing and disappearing, forward and rewinding movements, playing and stopping time,  is a harrowing reminder of the nature of history in hindsight- we have regrets, we wish we could’ve done things differently, but if we are to remain sane we must accept that we did at the time was the best decision we could’ve made.

The reflective nature of this music video is indicative of the detrimental nature of contemplation ruled by doubt. One thing that remains constant throughout the video despite the changing time and place, is the window which vibrates in the gentle breeze- perhaps the idea that an omniscient  presence will always be there to keep the peace in your unpredictable life.

These contrasting worlds  collide in a masterpiece of consonance and luscious reverb saturated guitars that you will come to appreciate Holy Holy for, amongst other flairs which allow their intricate dexterity to withstand that stronghold on an immoveable powerhouse soundscape- the song’s overall desolate sound with that glimmer of optimism to push it along never fails to instill inspiration.

Holy Holy’s debut Pacific EP which was released back in March, features tracks House of Cards and Impossible Like You.

Let me leave you with these parting words of wisdom from History“And what are we, is not bones and blood and tears. We’re memories in perfect fruits of who we’ve been. And we could try, and we could crawl. And we could die, and we will crawl”. 

The boys are embarking on their History tour this October. What a great line-up of supporting acts as well! To experience the full impact of the grandeur that is Holy Holy you have to see them live.

Thurday 9th Oct – The Northern, Byron Bay 

w/ Salvadarlings

Friday 10th Oct – The Brightside, Brisbane

w/ Salvadarlings & The Bacchanales

Saturday 25th Oct – The Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough


Sunday 26th Oct – Aviary Rooftop Sessions, Perth 

Thursday 30th Oct – Transit Bar, Canberra

w/ The Tambourine Girls & Slow Turismo

Friday 31st Oct – Rad, Wollongong

w/ The Tambourine Girls & catman

Saturday 1st Nov – Newtown Social Club, Sydney

w/ The Walking Who & Yoke

Friday 7th Nov – Jive, Adelaide

w/ Glass Skies

Saturday 8th Nov – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

w/ LANKS & Jim Lawrie



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