“Holiday Party are living up to their moniker with ease.” – -Tommy Faith, Triple J
“uplifting, joyous pop that reaches for the stars and takes a million hearts with it.” – Declan Byrne, Triple J
“the duo are steadily carving themselves a well-deserved niche.” – Purple Sneakers
Brisbane’s Holiday Party today release 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. “I was writing at home alone one night, listening to pop music and mucking around on a Casio, and I got through a verse and a chorus.”, recalls Mel.
“For us, the song is about making the same mistake over and over again, like you’re in a continuous loop. You’re trying to break the cycle but ending up right where you started”, explains Luke. The mesmerising accompanying video depicts just that. Beautifully shot and edited by Mitch Fresta, the footage sees Mel traverse some of Brisbane’s most iconic architectural cityscapes and enter through countless doors on a seemingly endless journey to nowhere. “The song has a sense of adventure and forward momentum, and we hope people feel nice listening to it“, continues Mel.
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 4ZZZ and FBi. ‘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’.
With more tracks and an album date to come, join Holiday Party as they break out of their loop to give us the first taste of their 2020 music journey.