Today, Holy Fuck have today released an incredible new single, Free Gloss, featuring Pond front-man Nicholas Allbrook and taken from their upcoming album, Deleter (out January 17, 2020). The record was teased recently by first single, Luxe (featuring Alexis Taylor), which was A-Listed at 6Music and saw the band tour with Hot Chip in addition to playing a quickly-sold-out European headline tour of their own.
In addition, Last Gang has launched an exclusive CLEAR/BLOB 140gram LP VARIANT as part of the Deleter pre-order – available here.
“Our music can be dark and pummeling at times, unrelenting even,” write 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.
In many different ways, the track reminds us all of some kind of 90s thing. When we wrote the main keyboard riff, immediately we thought of Much Music, our Canadian equivalent to MTV, specifically their live dance studio broadcast, Electric Circus or their compilation album Extenda-Dance Mix 93. The inadvertent soundtrack to our youth. Looking back on it now, these shows explored a clash of humanity with technology, or perhaps the humanity in technology; repetitive electronic music with unpredictable human movement, which feels in keeping with the way we write and perform our music.”
Free Gloss is a bracing highlight from Holy Fuck’s upcoming fifth album, Deleter. A band who have played by their own rules for the past part of 15 years, it’s the most accomplished moment yet from a group who have become one of their country’s finest, and most influential, exports; seamlessly fusing the gauzy drive of krautrock and deep house’s dreamy ineffability, and expertly blending purring motorik percussion with the sort of fuggy synthetic fizz that so often sends clubbers into states of unselfconscious rapture.
You can catch Holy Fuck on the road next year as they will tour North American in Europe, kicking off in Phoenix, Arizona on March 23 with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, and Saskatoon before wrapping in London, UK at All Points East Festival.