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Artist: Holy Fuck
Hails From: Toronto Canada
Musical Style: Experimental, Electronica, Rock
For Fans of: Radiohead, The Faint, LCD Soundsystem
Why you should check them out:
It’s not everday that Ed O’Brien and Thom Yorke of Radiohead call a song, “Amazing, Brilliant, Excellent”, but for Toronto based Holy Fuck, it’s just one more word of praise for their highly celebrated track, “Lovely Allen” off their 2007 full length LP.
I’ve often thought how nice it would be if there were always a soundtrack playing in real life like in the movies. We can be alerted when scary events were about to happen with shrill violins or provided sappy melodic numbers in romantic situations. And although an ipod may come pretty close, film characters definitely have it made.
Offering up some prime cinematic soundscapes, perfect for picking up the most mediocre of moments, is the experimental electronic collective Holy Fuck. Formed in 2004 by Graham Walsh and Brian Borcherdt, Holy Fuck has quickly earned the status as “Toronto’s evil super group” by fellow musicians in the Canadian scene. Known for their use of everything from a film sequencer to toy phaser guns on stage, Holy Fuck continue to charm audiences with their unique take on electronic music.
In 2007 Holy Fuck released their second album entitled LP, which has since gained unanimous praise from music critics and fans of their self titled 2005 debut. Though both albums offer an innovative sound, Holy Fuck really captivate during their energetic live sets, all of which are heavily improvised. Boosting their credibility through high profile opening slots with M.I.A., Cornelius and Clinic, Holy Fuck back up the hype all without the use of laptop derived beats. And while Holy Fuck’s lively electronic tracks may never come to you in the form of a personalized film soundtrack, they’re still guaranteed to make life’s most monotonous events more uplifting.
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