Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


band members

Luke McDonald, Mel Tickle


Influences

The Avalanches , J Dilla, Beach House


Unearthed artists we like

Hatchie, Sweater Curse, Kira Puru


Website

holidayparty.com.au/

Bio

Brisbane's Holiday Party have released their new single and video ‘Let Down’, premiered via Home & Hosed on triple j. A simple yet sparkly ode to being stuck in a loop, it’s the next taste of the pop duo's full-length album landing later this year.

Paired with the production talent of Luke McDonald and the warm vocals of Mel Tickle, ‘Let Down’ seamlessly blends to form an intricately produced electro-pop tune, driven by its disco bassline with subtle sonic embellishments.

Drawing influences from the likes of The Avalanches, Beach House, Animal Collective and JDilla, Mel and Luke have developed their signature junkyard pop style through homemade samples and love of pop culture. Following the release of singles 'Run Away'', 'No One' and 'Dream State', the past few years the band have seen a stream of success. Performance highlights include Mountain Goat Valley Crawl 2018 and BIGSOUND 2019, whilst also playing alongside artists such as Jack River, Donny Benet, Cloud Control, Hatchie, Party Dozen and GL. The two have also received nominations for the electronic/dance category in both the 2019 and 2020 Queensland Music Awards, full rotation on Double J for their previous track ‘No One’ as well as airplay on triple j and community radio stations. ‘No One’ was also added to Spotify playlists Broads Chords, New Music Friday AU & NZ and Indie Mixtape, and it’s video chosen as rage’s ‘Wild One Of The Week’.

Unearthed in 2017

BIGSOUND

31 Jul 2017

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Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

08 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

Woah this is a little impressive journey squeezed into/just under 4 mins. So much romance, drama, scorn. And what's better is you genuinely had me surprised at every bar, string just like a great J. Dilla track. Vocals are sweet and yet, The instrumental is so strong alone it could lend itself to many guest or completely different voices which speaks volumes about the production.

Woah this is a little impressive journey squeezed into/just under 4 mins. So much romance, drama, scorn. And what's better is you genuinely had me surprised at every bar, string just like a great J. Dilla track. Vocals are sweet and yet, The instrumental is so strong alone it could lend itself to many guest or completely different voices which speaks volumes about the production.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

What a joy this is from Holiday Party. Colour and life feel like they're bursting from every seam of this track!

What a joy this is from Holiday Party. Colour and life feel like they're bursting from every seam of this track!

Review

Review of No One by Holiday Party Tommy Faith

15 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

A band that have always had production instincts showing that their songwriting has only gotten better with time. This is beautiful but also memorable

A band that have always had production instincts showing that their songwriting has only gotten better with time. This is beautiful but also memorable