Starting out as a bedroom project for Swedish musician Hannes Ferm, HOLY released his first LP in 2015, which was championed by the likes of the Anton Newcombe (BJM) and the Dennis Lyxen (Refused), and was nominated for both "Years Best Pop Album" (Gaffa awards) and "Best Rock Album" (Manifest awards). The first album "Stabs" was a thrilling mix of 60s garage rock and lo-fi pop, drawing comparisons to the work of Thee Oh Sees and Deerhunter. The long-awaited second LP "All These Worlds Are Yours" sees a much larger production all around, recorded over a year in Stockholms Studio Cobra, with much more focus on Ferm's songwriting.
After releasing their new EP earlier in the year which included singles 'Cherry' and 'Last I Heard', Vinyl Staircase have gained praise from DIY, So Young, BBC 6 Music, Clash and supported bands like Sunflower Bean, Wolf Alice, L.A. Witch. With a summer of festivals behind them, they're gearing up to release a brand new single in September.
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"...the quintet’s first offering is a propulsive thing, full of claustrophobic riffs and Faris Badwan-esque vocals. As far as opening gambits go, it’s really rather a strong one.” DIY Magazine
"impressive post-punk sensibilities" Gigslutz
“just mesmerising” It’s All Indie
‘...recent sonic triumph ‘WATCH’; a release that’s pricking ears and winning hearts in the capital.’ Hidden Herd