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Holy Fuck link with Pond's Nicholas Allbrook for vibrant new single "Free Gloss"

03 December 2019, 15:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Holy Fuck have recruited Pond's vocalist Nicholas Allbrook for their psychedelic new jam "Free Gloss".

"Free Gloss" is the second single to be unveiled from Holy Fuck's forthcoming Deleter album, after September's "Luxe" featuring Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor.

Discussing the new track, Holy Fuck explain, "Our music can be dark and pummelling at times, unrelenting even. "Free Gloss" was designed as a way for us to shed some light, and bring some bliss and buoyancy to the table whilst still maintaining that ecstatic energy and intensity that we love. We started tinkering with the main riff and structure on this one as an idea to take the listener on a euphoric sonic journey and explore the push/pull, tension and release you can take people with on the dance floor."

They add, "In many different ways the track reminds us all of some kind of '90s thing. When we wrote the main keyboard riff, immediately we thought of Much Music, our Canadian equivalent to MTV, specifically their live dance studio broadcast, Electric Circus or their compilation album Extenda-Dance Mix 93. The inadvertent soundtrack to our youth. Looking back on it now, these shows explored a clash of humanity with technology, or perhaps the humanity in technology; repetitive electronic music with unpredictable human movement, which feels in keeping with the way we write and perform our music."

Deleter is Holy Fuck's first collection of tracks since they released their Bird Brains EP in 2017, and their first LP since 2016's Congrats.

"Free Gloss" is out now. Holy Fuck's Deleter album will be released 17 January 2020, and is available to pre-order now. They play London's All Points East festival on 23 May 2020. Find out more.
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