[24 Jan 2009]
Holy State FTW!
So the Holy State cd is now available here. There's a whole description about how it comes in recycled card packaging (Holy Roar to save the world and reduce carbon footprint!), with sweet art by Emma Sailor (who tells me off if I call her by her real name), vinyl-style cd, tracing paper insert and loads of other stuff that is absolutely true. And there is only 100 copies. Of which 10 will be with the band, one will be with Emma, one will be with me and one will be with Ellen. And im guessing a couple may end up with nice magazine people. So I reckon there will only be about 85 to buy really. We must be stupid. Yes we are.
Reason you must like Holy State -
1. Can you name another UK band doing the whole Hot Snakes/Jesus Lizard/Drive Like Jehu/Black Cross sound to any reasonably accomplished degree? Nope, me neither.
2. Word on the street is that Kerrang! honchos and XFM love them already. As well as people at sweet labels and management companies. UNLUCKY - Holy State is Holy Roar.
3. They own a cool old van and cooler old amps.
4. They rock fuckin' hard??!?!?
That's enough bleating. Come see them live at the Old Blue Last on Sat 31st Jan. It's free and they are the first band on at 9pm.
In other news, it's now no secret that Throats (Holy Roar, i manage them) and Rolo Tomassi (ex-Holy Roar, I manage them) are supporting Gallows for a bunch of shows in May. Also playing are Everytime I Die. how sweet is that? It'll be even sweeter if i can convince ETID to play 'the logic of crocodiles' - 'Last night in town' is still your best album!
In other OTHER news, here is the basis for the packaging for the reissue of the Rolo Tomassi cdep -
The cd sits in the middle on a foam 'button' and the packaging folds in, on top of the cd. This will look incredible. Promise. Hopefully it will be ready for the Bronx tour (at shows/online) and in shops a month or so after or something. Hopefully this is not wishful thinking.