Late in 2007, Canada's Holy F*** released their second LP (imaginatively titled, 'LP'), which contained a series of frantic, pounding slabs of noise that would go on to form a substantial part of my soundtrack for the following year. Mrs S & I saw them in concert in April 2008 - and they fair blew our socks off that night too. Sandwiched among the aural chaos of 'LP', is the, erm, lovely 'Lovely Allen', an epically catchy tune that, were it not for that moniker, would surely have gained them far wider recognition than it did.
There has been no new music from Holy F*** since their 3rd LP, 2010's 'Latin', but suddenly, out of the blue, they're back. One evening last week, with little fanfare, Marc Riley premièred 'Tom Tom', the first taster from a brand new album, 'Congrats', scheduled for release at the end of May. It's like they haven't been away.