Posted on February 18th, 2015
ROLO TOMASSI are back, armed with a brilliant, brand new album 'Grievances', set for release on Holy Roar Records onJune 1st. 'Grievances' was recorded and mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House, Southampton, and is the bands 4th studio album.
Look out for a special live, launch event happening around week of release as well.
On top of all of this, Feb 18th 2015 (TODAY!) also marks ROLO TOMASSI's exact 10th year anniversary as a band. To celebrate, Eva and James Spence went through their back catalogue and personal histories of being in
ROLO TOMASSI with The Independent for a piece that is up online as of today, and can be viewed/read here
Eva (Spence): "At 10 years in I feel more enthused than ever with where we're at as a band. With 'Grievances', we followed on from the sound we developed on 'Astraea' and pushed that even more so to make an album we're all really proud of and which I consider to be our best material to date."
James (Spence): "Creatively we wanted to do something ambitious and took our time in making sure the material was right. We tried new ways of writing including collaborating with other musicians for the first time to make sure we could capture the feel we wanted on this record. The Ranch provided the ideal location to make this happen and having worked with him last year on our single 'Adrasteia', we jumped at the chance to work with Lewis again who has really brought it all to life with his production."
01. Estranged / 02. Raumdeter / 03. The Embers
04. Prelude III (Phantoms) / 05. Opalescent / 06. Unseen and Unknown
07. Stage Knives / 08. Crystal Cascades / 09. Chandelier Shiver
10. Funereal / 11. All That Has Gone Before
Preorder details and information coming soon!
Posted on February 9th, 2015
We now have limited copies in our store of the Slabdragger/Meadows split LP - clocking in at over half an hour, with 2 epic, exclusive tracks by Slabdragger and 4 from Meadows - this is a beast.
Slabdrager are currently working on their second album, to be released by Holy Roar later in 2015. To whet your appetite we will repressing Slabdraggers seminial debut album 'Regress' on (two) colour vinyl versions for the first time......preorder and further information coming late February......
Posted on February 5th, 2015
We now have limited copies of the new amazing fanzine Misein Solum in stock in our rarities store.
(features interviews with us, Svalbard, Employed To Serve as well as mentions for OHHMS and much much more!)
It's just £1 and 1p postage if ordered with any other item!
Posted on February 4th, 2015
We are hugely happy to announce that we are an official label partner this year for ArcTanGent festival - an incredibly forward-thinking festival with an incredible ethos and vision. OHHMS, Body Hound, We Never Learned To Live, & Rolo Tomassi have all been announced, along with The Dillinger Escape Plan, 65daysofstatic, Talons and many more amongst the initial 40 bands announced. There are many more to come.
Info/tickets/full line up
Posted on January 30th, 2015
Please give a warm welcome to our new sister label Truthseeker Music .
Headed up by Alex Leat, who has worked for Holy Roar for the past two years, and it is clear that he possesses everything needed to front up an open-ended endeavour that ably reflects his taste and talents, rather than Holy Roar simply be involved in the release of the forthcoming debut album from Human Future. Holy Roar has forged its own distinct path over the course of 8 years and the idea of helping sow the seeds of a new label, unencumbered by expectation or boundary, was too good to pass up. It's time to break new ground once more.
They will be kicking off with a release of the debut album by Human Future out April 27th.
'Spectrum' was recorded in the summer of 2014 at The Ranch Production House with Lewis Johns, and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
You can pre-order 'Spectrum' now from our store
Stream 'Forge' & 'All Must Wither' here