Bouncy castles, kids face painting, drunk parents and burger vans. It’s not the typical setting for real bands. So hats off to those who organised this RNLI fundraising event to include real bands rather than crowd pleasing / appeasing covers or tribute acts.
Holyhead’s Holy Coves have published this great ‘feel-good’ video
AWAY WE GO’ is the fourth single and video in a series of five music videos to be released by the band from their acclaimed album ‘Druids and Bards’ – created by award winning Ukrainian Filmmaker Taras Merenkov and filmed by Jason Griffith.
Notably, Taras Merenkov won an award for the video he shot for the band for their video for ‘The Hurt Within’ and we can see history repeating itself with the video for ‘Away We Go’.
Merenkov’s hazy cinematic style of direction really emphasises and captures the very essence of the music and makes a formidable accompanying visual, filmed on location in the band’s local vicinity in Wales.
As mentioned above, ‘AWAY WE GO’ is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed album ‘Druids and Bards‘ which is out now via Welsh label ‘Yr Wyddfa Records’
From the opening wah-wah feedback and bass run of Let’s Go, you realise that Holy Coves are not some 2-bit bedroom outfit. That guitar screams at you and drowns you before ending far sooner than you want it to. This Peruvian Mistake does lend itself to Oasis in a Kasabianic kind of way, which sounds absurd when you consider Oasis made a career out of ripping off The Rutles. That’s a lazy portrayal of a band who have pockets filled with riffs, melodies and thumping beats. Play it loud and educate you ignorant neighbours.
All Around You (which was a single from July ’11), again stops sooner than you’d wish, with all it’s chanting glory and it’s good to dig rock/pop/indie songs under 3 minutes that are straight to the point.