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Hollow Everdaze

Bacchus Marsh, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Bacchus Marsh, Australia | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Alternative Rock


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"Between Three Ferns with Hollow Everdaze"

The Melbourne quintet's latest video features a lot of nice shirts and some gorgeous foliage.
Melbourne’s Hollow Everdaze have been kicking around for a couple of years but the recent addition of a violin, has them moving from psych-garage territory to something more complex.

“Last Laugh” the first track from their upcoming EP I Will Not Fear goes on for seven minutes. It’s not something that you'd call a casual listen.

Though the accompanying clip, shot on VHS by Jason Galea, features the band performing in a relatively bare room, there’s a lot of drama to the song. From shredding guitar solos, quiet guitar noodling solos, chilled violins and a bunch of rustling ferns that all leads into a great and dramatic crescendo.

We had a chat to guitarist Jackson Kay about the video and indoor plants.

Noisey: Most of your clips feature the band performing. Is there any reason for this?
Jackson Kay: When, I was younger I was absolutely obsessed with Pink Floyd live at Pompeii. I just loved how it showcased what’s going on with the band’s live show. Over the years we have had a couple of line up changes, so I guess the videos we have put out are also intended to refresh people’s perspective on us. This might be the last live clip we do. It's just that videos that consist of a proper narrative can be really expensive and time consuming - and it’s also way harder for the band to come up with those kind of ideas. Maybe in the future we might think it through and get one together!

Is there something deeper we should be getting from the clip?
[Laughs.] You liked that one did you? I don't think it's anything too hard to think about. The concept of the clip was pretty much based off bootlegs of old television shows I'd seen. I wanted it to be really minimal and see where Jason could take the colour grading and camera angles to make it more interesting.

Do you think we need more plants in the live music scene?
That’s a very good question. If there were fernery-based venues I guess you could have something pretty special! But maybe it’s not that important. [Laughs.] - Noisey

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Australian group Hollow Everdaze have been kicking around Melbourne for a couple years, making hazy, romantic guitar pop and are set to release their debut album, Cartoons, in early 2017. The first single from the album is “Still Ticking,” and with its sweeping, violin-filled arrangement, finds the band as sonic descendants of Aussie groups like The Triffids. The song makes its debut in this post and you can stream it below.

Read More: Australian band Hollow Everdaze prep debut LP — listen “Still Ticking” | http://www.brooklynvegan.com/australian-band-hollow-everdaze-prep-debut-lp-listen-still-kicking/?trackback=tsmclip - Brooklyn Vegan


'Hollow Everdaze with their beautiful cinematic guitar pop that suits a live setting so well were up next. Their single ‘Last Laugh’, reminiscent of a journey and night setup under the stars, have their new album Cartoons on the way – expect more wondrous releases that take you away.' - The Ripe

"American Football, Birthmark, Owen, Hollow Everdaze - The Zoo"

The Zoo's notorious ability to sideline as a giant sauna is one of its biggest strengths on this chilly Brisbane evening, the sea of mostly flannel-wearing show-goers quietly thankful, for once, that no heat has ever escaped this room.

Shoegazey Melburnian alt-rockers Hollow Everdaze get the night's proceedings under way with a polished, endearing run of prog-laced, counter-intuitively sunny yet downtempo tunes punctuated by a diverse instrumental line-up that features keys and violin(!) in addition to the expected rock line-up of guitar/bass/drums. Highlights start rearing their heads early; second cut Poisoned By Nostalgia ambles along with enjoyable ease, the band gaining technical points throughout for the solid non-verbal communication and musical interplay between bassist Jackson Kay and drummer James Turner, which makes for some fun little fills and change-ups. As the band wrap their last song, Out The Window — we know, because a crowd member makes frontman Dan Baulch repeat it — the true impressiveness of Kay's performance in particular — though, more widely, the whole band is tight as hell — becomes immediately clear when, as soon as he slips off his bass, he slips his left arm into a sling. You'd never even have known he was injured.

Although the growing crowd is expecting the quirky, eclectic tunes of Nate Kinsella, aka Birthmark, to please it next, instead a true surprise is enjoyed by all when Nate's cousin Mike, aka guitarist in tonight's headliners American Football, aka drummer in Joan Of Arc, Owls and Their/They're/There, aka Owen, steps out to play three songs under his solo-project moniker. Seriously, before tonight, the thought of seeing so many emo fans smiling this much all at once would have been pretty unfathomable. He busts out universal favourites Too Many Moons, Breaking Away and The Sad Waltzes Of Pietro Crespi and he's gone, everyone all the happier and more stunned for it.

We do, thus, get to enjoy the aforementioned aural and visual madness of Birthmark. It's a kitschy, poppy, percussive, upbeat affair, standing out for its use of a legitimate karaoke screen that flashes up song title, artist, BPM, lyrics, and utterly wonderful captions like "22-MEASURE INSTRUMENTAL BREAK" followed by a countdown in time. Meanwhile, the whole time, footage of varying intensity and insanity works in tandem with the music, which is at once hypnotic but a little anxiety-inducing. The pulsating, driven Suit Of Armor stands out as a highlight, as does the gradually frantic build of closer Find Yourself, during which Mike Kinsella comes out again to step behind the kit, and the video/music team-up really pays off as both intensify and suddenly come to rest. Which, after that infectious display, we actually need.

At last, to a now-totally packed room, Illinois emo/math/indie heroes American Football take the stage, fulfilling the dreams of everyone's 18-to-25-year-old selves (based on the average age range in the room) and instantly earning cheers for their decision to start their set with instrumental non-album track Five Silent Miles. From there, they drop once again into an EP cut, The One With The Tambourine, the band sounding as fresh as the day the songs were written — which, since they broke up pretty much around the time their single album was released at the turn of the millennium, they sort of are, in a live sense anyway. Obviously, it's the songs from their full-length that get the biggest love, standouts including the dancy drive of Honestly?; the airy lilt of For Sure, punctuated by slurred, soaring trumpet as it is; the technical footwork of I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional, and the gleefully mathy But The Regrets Are Killing Me. There's one small hiccup in the run — nominal finale Stay Home is interrupted with a post-intro tune-up, while Kinsella jokes that being half-a-step out of tune isn't so bad because "at least it's not a whole step", but it's quickly forgotten once the groove is reassumed, aligning itself with the rest of the band's near-flawless set.

There are, however, two songs that the crowd are clearly thirsty to hear — though they nearly don't deserve them as the band leave the stage following Stay Home and some people actually start to boo — but enough of an applause is mustered up to bring the headliners back out to round out with a pair of clear album favourites: the brass-laced yawn of The Summer Ends, and their best-known track — and worth-the-wait high point of the set, Never Meant. A lot of once-angsty young people got to see something tonight their younger selves would never have dreamed of, and the evening's nostalgia meets its ever-present surprises to leave everyone jamming out the door in the best mood they've enjoyed all week. - The Music


-Selfish-single (2012)
-Hollow Everdaze LP (2013)



Drenched in reverbed lushness, Hollow Everdaze have been reimagining psychedelic pop since they began in 2007 by lead vocalist, Dan Baulch and bassist, Jackson Kay in their small town hometown of Bacchus Marsh in Western Victoria. 

Having spent the last year working on the release of their debut full-length album, recorded by rising Melbourne producer, John Lee (known for his work with Beaches, Lost Animal, The Ocean Party), mastered by David Walker (NUN, Beaches, GOAT, Jen Cloher) at Stepford Audio, and with video and art collaborations from James Thomson, Niv Bavarsky and Micheal Olivo, the band are set to unveil their newest work to the world. 

Debut single, "Still Ticking" is soaked in woozy twang and Myles Anderson’s signature swooning violin. It perfectly captures the Australian indie rock ensemble’s delicate melodic layering, while it reintroduces frontman Daniel Baulch’s raspy romanticism and Sixties-style craftsmanship.

Hollow Everdaze capture the urgency of a band who –after settling into their current five-piece line-up – have traced their own weird, divergent path through the haunted backwoods of song-writing. It shows through in their stunning debut EP, released in 2013 which received rave reviews from Australia’s most highly respected journalists and earned them support spots for international artists including The War On Drugs (US), Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZ) and Wavves (US), plus saw them join American Football (US) on their East Coast tour of Australia in 2015.


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