Holy Fuck

Holy Fuck


You will have the contours of your brain worn down by shards of liquid magma noise and you will embrace every second with the grin of a baby that has just discovered its feet at the end of its legs.”


If opposites really do attract, it makes perfect sense that Holy Fuck would chose a barn in rural Ontario to record a series of dynamic electro-pop songs that compose their second full-length release, titled Latin.

Delivered in trimesters, Latin was engineered by Graham Walsh and mixed by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Ting Tings, NIN), Eli Janney (GvsB, Wilco, Obits), Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Primal Scream, The Rapture) and Holy Fuck themselves.

Latin brings noise and melody together with an uncanny sense of optimism.
Not unlike Henry Miller’s Black Spring, Latin seems painfully aware of all the world’s short-comings, yet blissful about its prospects for the future.

Drummer Matt Schulz and bass player Matt McQuaid provide a complex rhythm foundation that at times feels like an invisible hand leading you through a dark hedge maze. Perhaps an excessive feat for most, but this provides the ideal underpinning as Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh merge a twin effects/keyboard tangle that is equal parts entrancing and inspiring.

With high praise from peers, big name endorsements and ascension on festival bills, Holy Fuck have the divine right to be profane. With elder music luminaries Thom Yorke and Lou Reed passing on kind words about studio recordings and live performances, it’s no wonder Holy Fuck have become sought after. The last couple years have seen them on the road with acts like M.I.A., Wolf Parade, Clinic, !!!, Mouse on Mars, Cornelius, and Super Furry Animals. Holy Fuck have been invited to play some of the best festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, Roskilde, Coachella, All Tomorrow’s Parties, as well as the Montreal Jazz. Holy Fuck was even hailed by NME as one of the top three bands to appear on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury. If you need more name dropping at this point, I’m afraid there is little hope for you.


HOLYFUCK : Lovely Allen (2008)

HOLYFUCK : LP (2007)


Set List

1. Tone bank jungle
2. Korock
3. Casio Bossa Nova
4. Tonebank Computer
5. Lovely Allen
6. The Pulse
7. Choppers
8. Safari
9. They’re going to take my thumbs
10. Frenchy’s
11. Super Inuit
12. Milkshake
13. Royal Gregory
14. Junglor
15. Choppers (new version)
16. Foxy
17. Latin America
18. Stilettos
19. Pig Latin
20. Hispanic @ Disco
21. Lovely Allen
22. Super Inuit
23. Safari
24. They’re going to take my thumbs