The Holy Soul, Fortean Times (2015)
When Country Music TV was a staple in my flat a few years ago – part of a rival cable system that could never quite compete with the then-mainstay – I used to think about how awful a lot of the Australian music was – the stuff we were allegedly “missing”. (I certainly wasn’t missing it). I kinda enjoyed some of it too by the way but their robust music industry – so much bigger than ours – must have a lot of garbage that slips through. There’s plenty of magic too – some bands that never quite make it or get noticed here (they don’t need to – they survive just fine without little ole New Zealand of course but it’s us that’s missing out). And so I arrive at The Holy Soul – this album gifted to me by a friend. And I’m straight away interested because I like the cover. And then I see it’s produced by Gareth Liddiard and I love the music he makes (and loved interviewing him). So I’m in. This is kick-ass stuff. Classic underground-indie stuff. You listen to it and wonder – instantly – why the band is not bigger, better known. Maybe they’re doing just fine. But I wish them the very best just in case. And after hearing this I want to hear more. Kick-arse stuff. I’m sold.
Sample Track: Family Magician
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