The Holidays new album Real Feel celebrates its release today.
The follow up to Post Paradise and next week’s triple J feature album, Real Feel was painstakingly yet lovingly written over two years across numerous cities and continents, then recorded locally in Melbourne and Sydney. A travelogue of sorts, it echoes singer Simon Jones’ songwriting sojourns through major cities like Berlin, London, Paris and Tokyo.
“This was a difficult record to make, always searching for a sound just beyond our grasp, narrowing in and trying to capture some essence. I had an idea for a sound that I couldn’t quite name or explain, a vague feeling, somewhere between love and loneliness, like a daydream where you can’t quite remember the content but the feelings you had remain. I guess that’s what this album is, trying to make real the intangible feelings of a few years of living.” – Simon Jones, The Holidays
Fans would already be familiar with new tracks ‘Voices Drifting’, ‘All Time High’ and ‘Home’, which have helped the band firmly put themselves back on the radar via radio play and blog love, after their international adventures.
In less than two weeks, the band will take to the road for a national tour that will see them travel to regional as well as metro locations. Supporting The Holidays on the tour will be Brisbane indie-pop stars, The Cairos.
The Holidays Album ‘Reel Feel’ is out now for all of you. Buy via iTunes here
They went into Studio 301 to play their killer live version of ‘All Time High’. Check it out.