Holy Fuck’s “Free Gloss” Ft. Nicholas Allbrook (POND) Is Stressfully Beautiful

And mind-boggling

Photo: Finn O’Hara (L-R: Matt McQuaid, Brian Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt Schulz)

Holy Fuck gives us a euphonious fiasco to wrap up this year titled “Free Gloss” featuring POND’s own frontman Nicholas Allbrook. It’s pure chaos where the synths feel like they’ve been smudged by a drunk toddler but somehow ended up sounding like Picasso-level abstract. Amidst the echoes, you can feel the madness of Holy Fuck’s desire to just make you dance and enjoy the messy freedom:

“Our music can be dark and pummelling at times, unrelenting even,” shared Holy Fuck. “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.

“Free Gloss” is from their upcoming record Deleter, which will be out on January 17th. Also, they’ll start their tour in March:

03/23/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

02/24/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

03/25/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

03/27/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

03/28/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

03/30/20 – Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room

03/31/20 – Seattle, WA @ Nuemos

04/01/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club

04/03/20 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City

04/04/20 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s Cantina

04/06/20 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

04/07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

04/24/20 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix

04/25/20 – Luxembourg @ Out of The Crowd Festival

04/27/20 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds

04/28/20 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk

04/29/20 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb lfor Bach

04/30/20 – Manchester, UK @ Yes (basement)

05/03/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Slag & Dagger Festival

05/05/20 – Barcelona, ES @ La Nau

05/06/20 – Oviedo, ES @ La Lata de Zinc

05/07/20 – Vigo, ES @ Radar Estudios

05/09/20 – Valencia, ES @ La Pérgola

05/23/20 – London, UK @ All Points East