Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.119

Today it is a pleasure to bring you our Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.119 with HOLY HOLY following the recent release of their fourth studio album ‘Hello My Beautiful World’.

Built upon a foundation of electronic beats and rolling synths, ‘Hello My Beautiful World’ combines lush string arrangements, May-esque guitar riffs and chanted vocals to produce a heady and persuasive mix. The record moves fluidly through a collection of feverish moods and atmospheres, unfolding unpredictably and building to a series of fierce and manic highs. It’s a dense and ambitious record suited to close and repeated listening. The album features collaborations with The Presets’ Kim Moyes, Japanese Wallpaper, Queen P, CLEWS and composer Toby Alexander. You’re looking at a record that sees the band redefining itself as a powerful force in the Australian songwriting landscape.

“The songs dwell in the details of living. Dreams are a theme. Dreams you have when you’re sleeping. Not the dreams you come up with when you’re awake. Not a series of desires. Dreams where you have no control, and you scare yourself,” says Carroll of the LP.

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Sticks & Stones: How man push-ups can you do?
Holy Holy (Oscar): 1 (per second)

Sticks & Stones: What was your behaviour like at school?
Holy Holy: Mainly scared. And obedient. And tired. It was awful

Sticks & Stones: Draw yourself.
Holy Holy: Refer to illustration.

Sticks & Stones: What is the last thing you googled?
Holy Holy: “My heels are cracked”

Sticks & Stones: Give us some shitty advice.
Holy Holy: Don’t ever go jogging. Never, not once. Then, when a pandemic hits, go jogging heaps, everyday.

Sticks & Stones: What’s a movie you hate?
Holy Holy: All Star Wars between 1999 & 2005. Absolute rubbish.

Sticks & Stones: What are you fucking with right now?
Holy Holy: Heel balm.

Sticks & Stones: Do you have a favourite T-shirt
Holy Holy: No, I don’t.

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