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HOLYGRAM - Debut Full-Length Out In November, First Single Released

German post-punk/shoegaze/gothic outfit Holygram has announced their long-awaited debut album entitled Modern Cults. Comprised of eleven tracks, this album will be released on CD and double vinyl, as well as digitally via Cleopatra Records, on 9th November. This is the first major release for the Cologne-based outfit since their 2016 self-titled EP. Here, the collective blend new wave and krautrock with post-punk and shoegaze to achieve headstrong multi-layered bliss. This is a thoroughly contemporary homage to the sound of the ’80s with a resolute look to the future - the result is driving, dark and catchy.
Holygram is Patrick Blümel (vocals), Sebastian Heer (drums), Marius Lansing (guitars), Pilo Lenger (synthesizers) and Bennett Reimann (bass). Formed in 2015, the band's approach to making music references the past, while remaining future-oriented. Hard-to-combine elements cleverly come together to become the soundtrack of a city that appears threatening in the twilight.
The new album intensifies Holygram‘s contemplation of themes such as big cities, alienation and anonymity, hope and memories, love and identity. These reflections interact closely with the band’s unmistakable signature sound. Atmosphere oscillates between the brutal sounds of the big city and the fragility of the people that lose themselves in it – intelligently observed scenarios of a world falling apart in which individuals have long ceased to play a leading role.
Holygram will be touring Europe and North America this fall with one of the biggest electronic bands on the planet, VNV Nation, as well as De/Vision for the North American tour. They will hold two release shows - the first, in Cologne on 9th November, marks the end of their European tour, while the Los Angeles release show on 14th November (at The Viper Room) kicks off their North American tour. In the player below you can listen and watch to the recently released video for the new track "Signals". Video was directed by Jan-Peter Horns. Link