HOLY BALM It's You Album Launch; An All Nighter (MELB)
9:00pm, Fri 3rd August, 2012
The Liberty Social, VIC
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Dance outfit Holy Balm hail from Sydney. After years of performing on the outskirts of Sydney's underground music and art scenes, the band have moved through improvised, longer form beginnings to create their own idea of an endless dance floor.
Traipsing through hazy, sultry tropical flavours to brooding dark-wave tinged ballads, the band take a daring position within the realm of dance and synth based music. Live percussion punctuates house influenced beats in the vein of Arthur Russell (Go Bang!) and loose, wobbly synth lines reminisce on Larry Heard's brand of 80's Chicago house. Their live shows deliver big rhythms, rich textures and real party jams with artists Anna John, Emma Ramsay and Jonathan Hochman at the controls.
Holy Balm are to release their debut album It's You this year on RIP Society July 2012, nationally distributed by FUSE. The release coincides with a national tour this August including an all nighter affair at the Liberty Social, Melbourne with Forces, Superstar, Matthew Brown and Michael Ozone on Friday August 3.
The record will be released through Not Not Fun Records in the US and Europe, with US dates planned for the Fall 2012 and Summer dates back home