Cardiff’s melodic post-hardcore newcomers Holding Absence have been signed to Sharptone Records!
The band will join the likes of Don Broco, Miss May I, Emmure and We Came As Romans on the Nuclear Blast impront label!
Frontman Lucas Woodland says; ‘We speak about who we are, who we want to be, and what we stand for. We speak about those things in great depth very often, and it’s refreshing to know that there’s not much of a limit to what we can do, and what we WANT to do. As music fans, we love listening to everything from Radiohead, to Thy Art Is Murder – so there’s a large range of inspiration there – But I believe the real goal for us is to always write something sincere and honest, that will hopefully make people feel something. The day we stop writing true music, regardless of genre, is the day Holding Absence dies. We’re so fortunate to have found a label that believes in us as people, as well as musicians, and we’re very excited to do them proud and make something beautiful for them.’
You can check out the video for track Dream Of Me and see for yourself why the South Wales music scene has been getting excited for these guys since their inception!
Lucas says of the track; ‘Musically we wanted to incorporate some more of our more pop and alternative influences, such as Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine. Lyrically the track is about the loss of love, but also applicable to the loss of life too. “When you sleep forever, Dream Of Me. When all is said and done, we ache in unison. Your absence, bittersweet. It linger, always”.’
The band have some shows across the UK that you can get the dates for below;
9th March – Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham *Holding Absence Headline*
9th April- The Key Club, Leeds w/ Blood Youth & Loathe
10th April – Boston Music Rooms, London w/ Blood Youth & Loathe
3rd June- Bloc Bar @ Camden Rocks, London
9th June – Download Festival, Donnington
8th July – The Prince of Wales, Kettering *Holding Absence Headline*
22nd July – Amplified Festival, Gloucestershire
29th July – The Lanes @ Fat Lip Festival, Bristol