The Holy Sea are no strangers to critical acclaim. Their debut album Blessed Unrest prompted The West Australian newspaper to declare: “occasionally there is a schism in the musical world, a tremor of greatness.” When Nick Cave heard their second album, A Beginner’s Guide to the Sea, he invited them to perform at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Sydney and Melbourne. Their third album Ghosts of the Horizon was nominated for Australian Rolling Stone Magazine’s Album of the Year.
The Holy Sea are very pleased to announce the launch of their first vinyl release: the 7- inch vinyl AA-single 'The Ten Rules/St Thomas Sound'.
The release follows on from the critical acclaim for their 2010 album 'Ghosts of the Horizon', which was nominated for Album of the Year in the 2010 Rolling Stone Magazine Awards.
The limited edition, numbered single features two Holy Sea favourites. Co-written by Henry F. Skerritt and Daniel Hoey, ‘The Ten Rules’ relates the storied, afflicted life of Thomas Wentworth ‘Tom’ Wills, the brilliantly flawed codifier of Australian Rules…
This single from The Holy Sea’s forthcoming second album arrived in my letterbox with one of the wordiest press releases I’ve ever encountered. In it, the band stresses their own artistic ambitions, literary allusions and obsession with Australia’s colonial history. Such extensive baggage could easily weigh down the actual music with heightened expectations, especially since they reference such heavyweights as…Read more...