Stockholm’s HOLY SHIP offer their latest single “Night Aquatic” released on Declared Goods 8th February 2019 and to be part of upcoming EP Event Horizon. HOLY SHIP is the creation of Jonatan Westh, formerly of late 00’s shoegazers BLACKSTRAP (V2/Tee Pee Recs). With the recent single “Tau”, HOLY SHIP has been getting much praise and global playlisting as a star in the recent shoegaze revival. Here he explores post-punk synth-laden dark wave anthemic hooks bringing out influences such as Nine Inch Nails, A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, Jesus And Mary Chain.
After BLACKSTRAP disintegrated by 2013 developing into various sonic particles (I BREAK HORSES, THE HEART OF THE SUN) Westh regrouped with building his own studio, Pink House Studios in Stockholm. This is where Westh mixed various recordings for Stockholm bands, Runtom Knuten, and Danmarck which sparked the recordings to what would be his new music as HOLY SHIP.
Listen to the exclusive XS Noize premiere of ‘Night Aquatic’ – BELOW:
2018 has been very welcoming to HOLY SHIP internationally with support from radio tastemakers like KEXP (US), charting Top 10 at Swedish student radio and gaining tastemaker Spotify playlists. HOLY SHIP’s Event Horizon Ep will be released April 2019.