Especially in the countryside of Finland, still today. Stream Tracks and … Actually, a lot of the material we recorded over there didn't end up on the album. Iivari: Yeah, we are. Log into Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family, and people you know. But the night was pretty regular, watching football and listening to music and feeling the vibe and being really thrilled about the new idea of everybody playing the drums [laughs]. Then we invented that we have to get a band together. Just as their raucous music contorts and barrels through crowds, the emotional core of their music is equally as spiritous. What about that style and sound was appealing to you and why did you want to make something that sounded and felt big? We heard that you've been playing bass in a ska band [laughs] and we texted that you in the evening that you [now] play bass in this new band. I don't know if it makes any sense, but the environment, being away from the city and being away from everybody for a long time made it really good to focus. So we decided that everybody's gonna play the drums. But there were two guys who both wanted to play drums and we couldn't decide who would play the drums. Eetu Henrik Iivari: Yeah, we were watching the ballgame, of course, and listening to some demos that I had just made. See for yourself below. Kangasniemi: I think it's a very small pond in Helsinki. We got this crew together during the next year, like the formation of the band and what it is now. I'm so excited about the new album. I was supposed to do a few gigs and then I did a few gigs and they asked me to join permanently. It's not as dark as Daughter and the previous E.P. The Holy is a band based in Helsinki, Finland Eetu Henrik Iivari - Vocals, Guitars, Synth Laura Kangasniemi - Bass, Synth Eero Jääskeläinen - Drums Mikko Maijala - Drums Pyry Peltonen - Guitar ℗ & ©. Iivari: I think a lot of countries on this side of Europe were at the time going through [a] depression. Xray Touring - http://xraytouring.com/artist/the-holy/ Can you kind of set that scene for me and what happened there? I would say that the sound of the band is going to some new places. Oh, it's, of course, worth it. And it was a really good experience, I got to say. But we were isolated for two months, actually. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. During the match they came up with the idea to put together a band. During the match they came up with the idea to put together a band. 2 Tracks. It's doomed to fly and we're doomed to live. They informed me that they have formed a band and I was gonna play in it. I understand you're all, or at least some of you, are childhood friends. I think this is the next big wave of feelings in the whole Western world is frustration. In looking to overcome their own grief and processing a difficult world, The Holy created a work that any can apply their own experiences to and feel represented. It's called Mono Freedom and it's inspired by the Swift bird, which is this bird that can never land because it doesn't have the strength in the foot to jump back in the air. Two hours later there were five members in the band, and the first demo was ready. In the summer of 2014 two guys were watching the FIFA World Cup final drunk. 141 Followers. That is how The Holy came to be.The band was founded on desire to…, In the summer of 2014 two guys were watching the FIFA World Cup final drunk. And eventually, we went to the rehearsal space and started. After the crises we're facing now, that would be the next place. Mikko Maijala - Drums The whole environment at the time was really harsh for everybody. May and September from the year of 2017, I guess. I think the word "enormous" was thrown around from what I've read. Laura Kangasniemi - Bass, Synth If you play in a band, you're gonna end up meeting other people who also play music and then they turn out to be your friends in the long run. It's just music like played with instruments and stuff like that. That is how The Holy came to be.The band was founded on desire to make humongous, noisy songs and to create magnificently large soundscapes with the help of two drummers and a whole lot of roaring guitars. During the match they came up with the idea to put together a band. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. You gave some context on this last record, but where is your headspace going into this next one? That is how The Holy came to be.The band was founded on desire to make humongous, noisy songs and to create magnificently large soundscap…. Need help? When the group formed under a unified vision of creating a sound that felt “enormous.”. You formed with this intention of wanting to write big-sounding, massive songs. Use of a lot of electronics and stuff, which is not always straight small. But the whole sound is more joyful. Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview . Go directly to shout page. Iivari: ]I could talk for hours about it. Holy Holy is a supergroup which performs the musical works of David Bowie. Watch her performance for Iceland Airwaves 2019 during KEXP's broadcast from Kex Hostel. Any struggles that might have brought and how that impacted your writing and recording? But now it's, of course, a bit different – the band – because I play guitar, not drums. You don’t need to have lived through the band’s shared experience to understand the rush of feelings that erupt from The Holy’s 2018 debut album Daughter. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Really like soul seeking, it seems like in. Eetu Henrik Iivari - Vocals, Guitars, Synth Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Is that is that correct? It's kind of beautiful all the time. Pyry Peltonen - Guitar Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. I love my parents for sure, but it was tough in very many ways. I bet that without it we wouldn't have been able to make the album so fast because we'd been on the road all the time. Iivari: I hope it was okay with you that we didn't play any ska music. Yeah, that was quite a night [laughs]. Iivari: I think that trend at the time was to play kind of like small music. ℗ & © 2018 Playground Music Scandinavia AB Jo@xraytouring.com. We were there the whole time and the rest of the band were there, more or less all the time as well. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud. I thought this story, even if it's very short right now in this interview, was something worth writing for and hopefully meaningful for someone else to hear and think about it. In the summer of 2014 two guys were watching the FIFA World Cup final drunk. Two hours later there were five members in the band, and the first demo was ready. The Holy’s music became the outlet for him to make sense of his past and in doing so found that his experience wasn’t his alone. Well, let's not go to the reasons, but it made the society pretty dark at the time.