Toronto-based noise band Holy Fuck are releasing a new 4 song EP Bird Brains on 21st July 2017 via LA record label Innovative Leisure. Bird Brains was recorded live at various studios and is the first Holy Fuck release since 2016’s much-lauded Congrats LP.
Accompanying the EP is the visual piece for the title track in which an incredibly charismatic bird hosts a party wilder than anything you’ll see all summer. Director Allison Johnston wanted “to explore the idea of mass hysteria, and how easily a group will follow the most confident person in the room. The party in the video is what I grew up believing they always were before I had ever been to one. I wanted every party to be Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.”
The EP represents the ongoing creative process of a band whose members live in different cities (in both Canada and the US) yet insist their music should be a collaborative process. These four songs aim to capture the raw energy of four people, not apart as bedroom producers, but together as a spirited exchange of ideas, a dynamic interaction that comes from years of friendship.
While Bird Brains was largely self-produced, a few very talented engineers/producers aided greatly in that process, including Shawn Everett (John Legend, Warpaint, Alabama Shakes), who recorded the song “Chains” at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, The xX) who mixed the song “New Dang”.
Holy Fuck EU tour
04-Aug Põlva, Estonia- Intsikurmu
05-Aug Malaga, Spain- CanelaParty
08-Aug Gent, Belgium- DOK
09-Aug London, UK- Jazz Cafe
10-Aug Birmingham, UK- Hare and Hounds
11-Aug Manchester, UK- Soup Kitchen
12-Aug Leeds, UK- Belgrave Music Hall
14-Aug Galway, Ireland – Roisin Dubh
15-Aug Cork, Ireland- Cyprus Avenue
16-Aug Limerick, Ireland- Dolans Warehouse
17-Aug Belfast, Ireland- Empire Music Hall
19-Aug Cardross Estate, Scotland- Doune the Rabbit Hole
20-Aug Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK- Think Tank
22-Aug Bristol, UK- Colston Hall 2
23-Aug Brighton, UK- Patterns
24-Aug Luxembourg- Rotondes
25-Aug Groningen, NL- Noorderzon Festival
26-Aug Le Mans, FR- Festival Teriaki