The Holliday Crowd - Vinyl LP

The Holliday Crowd - Vinyl LP
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Code: MVD717LP
UPC #: 766150396294
Format: Vinyl LP
Artist/Author: The Holiday Crowd

The Holliday Crowd - Vinyl LP

by The Holiday Crowd

Following the debut of the record's first single Cheer Up, Shelflife is proud to release The Holiday Crowd's self-titled full length -- the sophomore offering from the finest indie-pop band north of the border. The past few years kept the group occupied with various projects ranging from gigs like Berlin Pop Fest in 2012 and a European tour in 2013 to covering Duran Duran's 1981 track Friends of Mine for the charity tribute album Making Patterns Rhyme. Now, at last ready to follow up their debut Over the Bluffs, you'll soon be reminded that The Holiday Crowd is carrying on the jangle-pop torch of the eighties' premier bands better than anybody else. With a name like theirs, it's hardly a surprise that the band's sound invokes scenes that feel quite distant from their home city of Toronto. If anything, the quartet sound as though they'd fit perfectly side by side with The Chills, Orange Juice, The Smiths, and other groups from the United Kingdom whose influence The Holiday Crowd wear proudly. Perhaps this could be partly attributed to the fact that half of them actually hail from the same place as these influential bands; bassist Alex Roberts is from the U.K. while John Coman, the group's new drummer, calls Ireland home. As far as The Holiday Crowd's North American half, guitarist Colin Bowers has reflected that he can't fully explain [his] love of English music, but thankfully he doesn't need to; the band's sound speaks for itself. The Holiday Crowd finds singer Imran Haniff embracing a cool swagger that highlights just how tight the band's songwriting is from cover to cover. Tracks like Cheer Up and Of All Places feature some of Roberts' most fun and punchy basslines to date, while Rosy Lies- which pays clear homage to Johnny Marr -- has some of the most memorable guitar work written on this side of the eighties.

1. Another Nite
2. Cheer Up
3. I Need This Bed To Myself
4. Lovers Be Damned
5. Anything Anything
6. Golden Boy
7. After The Long Dash
8. Rosy Lies
9. Bellamy
10. Of All Places