A few months ago I wrote a review on a (really great) band called Mirror Gorillas, and now I have the pleasure of writing about 2 members of Mirror Gorillas side project – Holiday Home. The new EP has been made by Harry Willicombe and Tim Stamper and it’s every bit as good as the teaser we got earlier this year.
If you’re a fan of the general summer mood, the lazy music and the chilled atmosphere then Holiday Home are definitely for you. Their music is the kind of music that makes you think you’re lying on a beach on a hot day, and take it from me – that’s the feeling you want with this miserable weather we have at the moment.
‘Wish You Were Here’ is my personal favourite because it has a strong Hawaiian feel with a underlying Rock tone. A combination you just can’t beat. Saying that, ‘Clueless’ is also incredible. As is ‘Holiday Home’, ‘So Fresh, So Easy’ and ‘A Little Place In The Sun (Imagine, Don’t Even)’. So basically what I’m saying is that the whole EP is incredible and you should go and listen to it – now.
As an added bonus, the guys are also the loveliest people on the planet. For me, the personality of band members is every bit as important as the quality of the music, so if you’re wanting to find a band that have good music and nice members – here you are. The other great thing (in a list of many) is the overall theme they have. Not only is their music based around the sun and summer, but so are their promotion pictures and album artwork, as seen below.
So basically, if you like laid-back indie/retro/summery music, Holiday Home are the guys for you. And you need to get on their soundcloud page, like now.