Holy Fuck reemerged in 2016 releasing the excellent and critically acclaimed Congrats on Innovative Leisure. The album was everything fans had hoped for, with Holy Fuck reminding us why they are still one of the best in the world when it comes to making pummeling yet danceable electronic music. Click Here To Watch Video For “Neon Dad”
Directed by Scott Cudmore, who tells Noisey of the theme behind the treatment, saying, “The song title ‘Neon Dad’ made me think of some kind of psychedelic god, like a patriarchal, biblical God…and then that made me think about the David & Goliath story and what if that happened now, in our modern world? How would the sudden celebrity affect that young man? That was the jumping off point…it’s a bit of the classic fish-out-of-water story mixed with a parody of “lifestyle” culture. The real Goliaths are of our own making.”
Brian Borcherdt from the band gives some insight into the track telling us? Neon Dad was written mostly during a rehearsal in Sydney Australia during Laneway festival 2011. It was a rare moment where we went for something mid tempo and melodic. Was it a pop song? a future b side? It pushed the boundaries of our comfort zone. So we pushed back against it, juxtaposing our noisier aesthetic with something uplifting and cathartic. The end result wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of a few of our friends. It was recorded with Loel Campbell on drums, during a live session at the Banff Centre for the Arts with Shawn Everett engineering. Carmen Elle of the band Diana layered in some perfectly icy vocals, recorded in our basement studio in Toronto. Finally Dave Newfeld gave us this mix, turning this song inside out and exposing it’s psychedelic guts. It still scares us but we like it.”
Holy Fuck have spent 2016 touring the world and have a handful of Canadian shows upcoming, all dates can be found below.