Holy Other will tour North America as support for Amon Tobin ISAM Live this Fall. This will be the first time Holy Other has ever played in the US. Holy Other’s debut LP, Held, is out on August 28, 2012 via Tri Angle Records. Their tour will make a stop at the Filmore on September 22nd, 2012. Get tickets HERE.
Listen to their new single “Love Some1″
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**Working with the same blend of R&B, UK garage and house sounds that influenced the funereal pop sounds of With U, Holy Other found another significant influence during the making of Held in listening to and absorbing gregorian chant. This new found influence is most keenly felt in the monastic atmosphere that haunts sections of the album, as well as the ways in which holy other uses the voice in a way that sounds devotional and comforting in one instant, and unknowable and distant in another.
While it was never explicitly stated at the time of release, Holy Other opting to remain vague about the meaning behind the record, With U essentially chronicled the painful break down of a relationship. In comparison Held is about being confined to a relationship and the depth of emotions felt throughout its course. Where With U was fuelled by a desperate urge to ‘feel something’, Held is possessed by a more resigned feeling, concluding with the acceptance that some bonds ultimately yield nothing.**