After releasing two successful EPs, The Holidays and When The Ship Goes Down, Sydney band The Holidays dropped their elec-tropical debut LP, Post Paradise. The album blended African and tropical polyrhythmic percussion with guitars and synthesized sounds in an offbeat pop context. It garnered a host of well deserved attention for the band, culminating in the Red Bull Award for Best Debut Album as part of 2011’s Australian Music Prize, along with the award for Best Album at The Age EG Awards.
Following the release of Post Paradise, The Holidays took to the skies, jetting off for festival performances at The Great Escape in the UK and SXSW in the US. They also played the crème de la crème of local festivals – Splendour In The Grass, Laneway, Groovin’ The Moo and Harvest.
In 2014, after months of touring, travelling, writing, recording and a whole lot of searching, the band gave us their second album Real Feel. Real Feel is an opus of isolation and reconnection, a dreamlike state of zen, being alone in a city of millions, fast moving trains, closed eyes in a haze of warm fuzz and an overwhelming rush of blood to the eardrums. It navigates deeper, uncharted waters whilst retaining the band’s tropical resort flavour. The Holidays in essence, all grown up.