HOLY FUCK planned to take a break. They needed it, having toured steady from 2006 to 2011. Instead they had babies, adopted pets, and produced records for other artists (such as METZ and Lights, earning their first gold record); they stole away to play international festivals whilst writing new material and playing small venues under secret names; they even started new bands that also went out and toured the world.
So much for the break. Now they are ready to come out of this pseudo-retirement, playing their first actual tour since 2011, in Australia, with a one-off Sydney stop in our hallowed Danceteria.
In a time of polished indie-dance Holy Fuck emerged with broken casios and piles of noise-making ‘stuff’ to play sweaty frenetic shows that followed less a set-list than a spontaneous energy. They caught the attention of Brooklyn dance punks !!! (chk chk chk) and former Antipop Consortium MC, Beans, as well as Montreal’s burgeoning buzz band Wolf Parade. After touring with the aforementioned acts they signed with the then-brand-new XL offshoot, Young Turks. They were voted Canada’s best live band by the CBC and were nominated for both a Polaris prize and a Juno.