Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


band members

Luke McDonald, Mel Tickle


Influences

The Avalanches , J Dilla, Beach House, Animal Collective


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Bio

Drawing influence from artists like The Avalanches, Beach House and JDilla, Holiday Party builds songs with homemade samples, creating junkyard pop music. Their first release is contemplative dancefloor companion 'I'm Still Here'.

Holiday Party is the brainchild of Luke McDonald and Mel Tickle and now a growing collective, with Scott Bromiley joining soon after. Born from collaborating on various projects in Brisbane, the band works conceptually on the premise of a twisted end to a teenage house party. Something is not quite right at this party.

Unearthed in 2017

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31 Jul 2017

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Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

11 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

This is a breath of fresh air isn't it? Bright and full of colour, the Holiday Party are living up to their moniker with ease. Love the way you flirt with sounds rather than engaging Everything All The Time.

This is a breath of fresh air isn't it? Bright and full of colour, the Holiday Party are living up to their moniker with ease. Love the way you flirt with sounds rather than engaging Everything All The Time.

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Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

23 Jun 2017

Triple J
45

'I'm Still Here' is a sonic wonderland, a montage made from fractions of dreams.

'I'm Still Here' is a sonic wonderland, a montage made from fractions of dreams.

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Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

23 Jun 2017

Triple J
45

I keep hearing something new in here - but it never sounds too messy. We've heard Mel sing in different outfits across time, but this brings out something new for her. Those strings halfway through are very tasty.

I keep hearing something new in here - but it never sounds too messy. We've heard Mel sing in different outfits across time, but this brings out something new for her. Those strings halfway through are very tasty.