Written by: Mike Dimitriou
The days are approaching fast and steady for one of the most long-awaited debut LPs of the year, if not the decade my friends.
The Cologne outfit started to build their outstanding reputation back in 2016’s thanks to their self-titled EP, which literally took all the dedicated radio stations and clubs by storm, gifting us a striking record that included 3 super-charged hits (“Daria”, “Acceleration,” “Hideaway”).
As you well guess, the German five-piece performed live a lot after that, and were recently accompanied by British synthpop legends OMD on their 2017 European tour along with playing numerous festivals, including Mailfeld Derby, Wave-Gotik-Treffen and New Waves Day.
I am absolutely thrilled with this album because it includes 11 masterful tracks that find the band blending their post-punk roots with the essence of modern darkwave. HOLYGRAM are considered one of the edgiest acts in Europe and actually the justified frenzy toward them has a pretty grounded background. Their first EP was as I said a striking little record which unveiled a wealth of original talent, and as we all hoped and dreamed, their expected new album, which boasts fantastic production, is beyond expectations. Quite simply, it’s an outstanding record.
The second single following last month’s “Signals” is called “A Fraction” and in just 4:36 you’ll find everything this article is talking about.
Turn up the volume and enjoy!
HOLYGRAM are visiting Los Angeles for a release show on November 14 at The Viper Room and then…
NORTH AMERICA with VNV Nation & DE/VISION
Nov 16 Austin (TX), Barracuda
Nov 17 Houston (TX), White Oak Music Hall
Nov 19 Atlanta (GA), Masquerade
Nov 20 Ft. Lauderdale (FL), Culture Room
Nov 21 St.Petersburg (FL), Jannus Live
Nov 23 Philadelphia (PA), Union Transfer
Nov 24 New York (NY), Irving Plaza
Nov 25 Boston (MA), Royale
Nov 27 Montreal (QC), Corona Theater
Nov 28 Toronto (ON), Danforth Music Hall
Nov 30 Detroit (MI), St. Andrews
Dec 01 Chicago (IL), The Metro
Dec 02 Minneapolis (MN), Skyway Theatre
Dec 04 Denver (CO), The Oriental Theater
Dec 05 Salt Lake City (UT), Metro Music Hall
Dec 07 Seattle (WA), Neptune
Dec 08 Portland (OR), Roseland Theater
Dec 09 Vancouver (BC), Imperial Theatre
Dec 12 San Francisco (CA), Regency Ballroom
Dec 13 Los Angeles (CA), The Wiltern
Dec 14 Tempe (AZ), Marquee
Dec 15 Las Vegas (NV), Backstage Bar
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