1 where are you from?
Hi! We’re Holy, we’re from Milano, Italy. A city known all around the world because of fashion, design, banks and pollution.
2 what do you do in the band?
I’m Stefano, I write lyrics and sing. I usually try to be part of the writing process of the songs, but probably my skills as a musician are very little, so i do not take credit for it.
3 what are your upcoming projects?
Right now our new record “Seclusion MMXIV” is out on adagio830/vitriol. And we’re gettin ready to play the new songs on our upcoming euro tour. It will start on tge 18th of july, we’re gonna share the stage with our good friends in Törsø (torsoxvx.bandcamp.com), and we’re also gonna play a couple of shows with our buddies in LaQuiete (no description needed…). So spread the word!
In august we will tour US east cost along with Dangers and Graf Orlock, and we’re superstoked about it. It will be our second US tour, and we can’t wait to play and see new cities and meet new people.
4. tell us something that we don’t know but should know about your band.
Mmm, ok let’s try, even there’s nothing so special about four person playing in a band.
Punk takes a lot of time of our lives. Giacomo and Tadzio also plays in a dbeat/rawpunk band, Komplott (komplott.bandcamp.com), Giacomo also plays in Törsø. Stefano (not me but the guitar player, same name!) Plays bass in a hardcore/fastcore band, Class (classclass.bandcamp.com) and started a sort of solo punkrock/emo project, Bordo (bordobordo.bandcamp.com). I’m trying to run a sort of label with my flatmate Martina, It’s called Brinner, and we’re focused on releasing tapes and zines. We’re also involved in booking shows in our town.
5 what bands do you like these days? what have you listened to today?
We’re all voracious music listeners. We listen to almost all kinds of punk and also a lot of different genres (from jazz, to hip hop and metal)
Speaking only for myself today I’ve listened to water torture, zoundz, crisis, rancid, sport, the descendents.
6 do you have friends in bands or who run labels/zines that we should
I’ve probably, at least partially, already answered, to this question. Besides the other bands we’re involved I’d also like to invite you to check some good bands from Milano, Tongues (tonguestheband.bandcamp.com) and our fellow label mates Council of Rats, Adagio830 (councilofrats.bandcamp.com). But besides them there are plenty of good italian bands you should listen to, like Left in ruins, LaProspettiva, crop circles, drug problems, attrito and many more.
7 - why are you in a band and what do you want to accomplish in said band?
Being in a band is something that I’ve always done since I first met punk. It’s so far, the best way I’ve experienced to travel around the world and I consider it an outlet for my political ideas and my feelings, and it gives me the chance to get in touch with others people ideas and keeps my mind open. When we started the band we didn’t have any sort of agenda, but i realized that there is something cathartic in writing songs and lyrics, jump on van, and then drive from town to town to make them be heard. You can have good shows, you can have bad shows, you will most definitivety lose money, but it is the whole process that matters, and it’s worth the effort.
8 how did you decide upon your band’s name?
Ok, this has become somehow THE question. We were looking for a short but strong name, and we wanted it to be very easy to remember but also in some way sarcastic and ironic. So “holy” sounded perfect. We were sure the name would cause some musunderstanding but also we tought that our lyrics are pretty explicit about religion, so the joke would be easy to undestand, we also choosed for our first two records sone very heavy/dark religious artwork, and probably it doesn’t help. So once again let me be straight about it “we’re not a religious band, we’re atheist/rationalist”.
9 when was the last time you slept on a floor?
Let me think about it…probabably around the end of april when we had a show in Ravenna. By the way the other guys slept on beds, I was the only one on the floor.
10 do you have anything more to say?
Why not consider someone else? Stop consuming animals.
Thank you for this nice little chat
1. where are you from?
My name is Jonathan. I am from Kalamazoo.
2. what do you do in the band?
I play guitar and do vocals.
3. what are your upcoming projects?
I’m currently working on a cross-platform video game that will involve collecting bananas, riding various animals (while you play as a monkey/ape), and getting in and out of wooden barrels that are located at strategic points throughout the level. It will be called Dankey Kang.
4. tell us something that we don’t know but should know about your band.
We play in too many different bands. But we like it.
5. what bands do you like these days? what have you listened to today?
I’ve only been awake for an hour and somehow I’ve managed to listen to Architecture in Helsinki, Loma Prieta, and Mark McGuire (which is a silly combination of bands). We all listen to a lot of different music. I recently discovered Swans and I’ve been really liking that. I spend a lot of time listening to Battles, The Knife, Animal Collective, Infinite Body, Grouper, Talking Heads, B-52s and Do Make Say Think. Hardcore/Screamo stuff that I usually listen to: Botch, Graf Orlock, Daughters, Gaza, and Loma Prieta.
6. do you have friends in bands or who run labels/zines that we should
I’m happy to say that we have too many friends that are doing too many doing cool things for me to list it all here.
But to name a few:
Bobby Johnson from The Ghost is Clear Records. Ingo from I.Corrupt records. The guy(s) over at Chug Life. David from Zegema Beach. DITKalamazoo.com. Friends bands that should not be forgotten or missed: Brighter Arrows, Caution Children, Life in Vacuum, Flesh Born, Scowler, and as always Cloud Mouth (RIP).
7. why are you in a band and what do you want to accomplish in said band?
I’m in this band because I like trying new things. I can only hope to keep trying new things in said band.
8. how did you decide upon your band’s name?
My best friend Brok decided on the band name some time ago. His idea was that it would be difficult to find the band online because of the (presumably) excellent movie 17 Again starring Matthew Perry and Zach Efron that achieved moderate popularity in the late 2000s. He’s really good at coming up with band names.
9. when was the last time you slept on a floor?
I slept on the floor in May on tour with The Reptilian in Germany. I slept on the ground last week while camping in northern Michigan with my lovely partner and her dog. Sleeping on the ground/floor is good for you.
10. do you have anything more to say?
Listen to Lockender. http://locktender.bandcamp.com/
Thanks for thinking about us! Happy to help!
1- where are you from?
2- what do you do in the band?
I’m Eric and I play bass in the band.
3- what are your upcoming projects?
We will be releasing our debut full length on Mayfly Records hopefully this fall.
4- tell us something that we don’t know but should know about your band.
We did our first tour in my Honda Accord.
5- what bands do you like these days? what have you listened to today?
I’ve been watching a lot of live Paramore videos on YouTube and the rough mixes of our full length. Besides that, the new Frameworks. Oh, and I just heard the new Every Time I Die record. It’s pretty rad!
6- do you have friends in bands or who run labels/zines that we should
-The Heads Are Zeros (MD)
-Tir Asleen (GA)
They all work really hard are amazing people.
Trends Die Records, The Ghost Is Clear Records, Suspended Soul Tapes & Records, Driftwood Records, and Fake Crab Records.
7- why are you in a band and what do you want to accomplish in said band?
I’m in a band because I want to make people feel the same way I did when I went to my first local DIY show. I want them to know that the possibilities are endless and you can do anything you put your mind to. You can be an outcast, but accepted in a smelly basement. You can express your emotions without being judged. You can dress however you want. I want to take them away from all the bullshit in their lives during our 20 minute set. I guess I want to keep Punk Rock alive? That’s punk right?
Oh, I also like to travel and meet new people!
8- how did you decide upon your band’s name?
I joined the band after the name was decided on, but I’ve heard that it was based off of the Johnny Cash version of You Are My Sunshine.
9- when was the last time you slept on a floor?
Probably last week. I always sleep on my friend Sean’s floor when I stay over at his house. I like falling asleep to the TV (he takes the couch where the TV is) and I consider it sort of “practice” for tour. On the road, we travel with two pull out futons that we call “road sofa’s”, so at least one of us have to take the floor every night.
10- do you have anything more to say?
We’re going to be touring the North East this August and we’ll be releasing new music before the year is up. Come drink a beer and smoke a bowl with us on the road. Thanks!
We’re all living in Montreal, except for Kevin, who lives in Vancouver.
I’m Alex, and I do all of the shouting. Taylor drums, Kevin and Mean Jean play guitar, and Balloo plays bass.
We’ve got an EP coming out this week, so we’ve got a handful of shows coming up. I think we might take a breather in the late summer/early fall to do some writing. After that, more recording, more gigs, more fun.
Kevin performs stand-up comedy in Vancouver. Taylor runs a fantastic mexican restaurant/delivery service called Velo Burrito. Mean Jean can open most locked doors through sheer brute strength. Balloo owns the greatest pair of Guns N Roses sweatpants any of us have ever seen. My favourite television show is Murder She Wrote.
I’m pretty all over the place lately. A lot of soul and R&B because it’s been so nice out lately. I’ve been really into the last Har Har Superstar record, Bye Bye Seventeen. Ceremony, Trash Talk, Noothgrush, Scholastic Deth, Iron Chic, Like Bats. There’s a band called Institute from Texas that Taylor got me into, and I’ve been listening to their demo 12” a lot. And a shitload of hip hop. Balloo and I are both big A$AP Rocky/Ferg/Mob fans, so that’s been getting a lot of play.
Oktoplut. The new LP is un-fuck-withable. I will not rest until they’re officially recognized as the greatest band in Canada.
Speaking for myself, it’s basically all I’m really wired to do. I don’t have a whole bunch of marketable skills, but I’m good at this. And it’s fun as hell. So we’ll keep writing and playing shows for as long as it’s fun. I don’t think we’re too stressed out about achieving any specific goals with the band. We’re happy just playing as many shows as possible and seeing where it takes us.
The name was already in place when I came in. There’s a story, I’m sure.
A few weeks ago? May 9th? That sounds about right. After a show in Toronto. Specifically, I fell asleep on the floor of a friend’s living room, behind the TV for some reason. At 7:00am.
I’m rewatching all of Newsradio right now, which has confirmed what I already knew: Newsradio is one of the greatest television sitcoms ever produced. Watch Newsradio.
I dont know if i got any followers around Ontario, but my band is playing a couple of shows there. share plz.
If you had to choose a name for a dog ( male Labrador), what would it be?
Hey (internet) friends,
We (thediscordofaforgottensketch//TDOAFS) are planning a little tour for this summer around the last week of july/ first of august.
Would i have any friends that can help us with some shows around pennsylvania, ohio and michigan?