Words: Sarah Bayly
All the way back in 2012 Holy Balm released It’s You before touring the US. Fast forward a couple of years and Activity was released last August by Chapter this was produced in-house and then engineered by Jonathon. Favourite lyrical track Fashion was accompanied by sax from guest Marcus Whale. 2017 brings Holy Balm back again with their free form dancing vibes with another release, Activity Mixes.
With faint echoes of their 2012 album, Holy Balm is bringing both previous albums together with Activity Mixes. The 12” vinyl featuring their 2016 album remixed into new versions that will be just as much loved as the last. Alongside Holy Balm, Melbourne artist Andras and Zanzibar Chanel have pitched in with Hot Cold and Circumstance respectively, with the States’ boogie man Moon B contributing to All Night Long.
To check out this fresh sound in it’s finest form head to one of the two gigs coming up in July:
Melbourne, pre-purchase your tickets here or pay at the door and get on down to the Tote in Melbourne on Saturday July 8, for Holy Balm, Variouse Asses and GlamouRatz.
Sydney-siders catch Holy Balm in their home city a week later, Saturday July 15, to hear these musical geniuses at a joint launch show along with Enderie, Matthew Brown and Tru. Tickets are door sales only for $10 at The Gaelic Club.
Get a taste here before the gigs next month and from the sounds of the sample this is not one you want to miss. With only 500 copies of the 12” vinyl and a free digital download get round it quick.
Purchase your copy here.