Words by Holly Warren. @hollylikesmusic
Holy Holy’s new track, ‘You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog’, is a stormy power rocker that could easily slip on to the Radio 1 A-list and not sound out of its depth. The accompanying video boasts sweeping aerial views of impressive landscapes, well-suited to the song's mountainous arrangement. It builds and reaches peaks, and could be describing itself in the lyric: “Strong like the ice but gone with the thaw”. This is radio-friendly rock for the masses; you can imagine driving along the motorway on an August afternoon when everyone has their windows down and this song is drifting out of every car stereo while fingers are drumming along on steering wheels. The guitar solo is so Eighties and the poetry so powerful – “Love like the wind, won’t do what it’s told” – that it’s hard not to love. Holy Holy really do sound like a band who could have a No1 album under their belts, yet 'You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog' is from their first EP, 'The Pacific' out this week. A band so good they named themselves twice.
The Pacific is out now on Wonderlick/Sony Red