Friday, 1 October 2010

Holy State



Leeds' Holy State released their first self-titled EP a couple of years back on the mighty Holy Roar Records. The release hinted at brilliance, as did their split with fellow noisy Leeds residents Pulled Apart By Horses last year, but Holy State felt like a band that wasn't reaching their full potential. Their fun, loud and highly Hot Snakes inspired Post-Hardcore was great but felt like it missed something. Their new EP, again a self-titled, has that something. By reaching in to the pockets of Noise Rock bands like The Jesus Lizard and Post-Punk (and by adding, um, horns), Holy State have given themselves an impressive palette of sound to colour this release. You can hear the EP's opening stormer Brain Caves below and if you like it you can buy it from Dance to the Radio here.


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