Holliava : Antihero
Within the space of just four songs, this Melbourne-based four-piece outfit displays immense appeal. The have the songwriting guile to appeal to fans of the Aussie progressive alternative rock scene (Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect), the indie rock thing (Arctic Monkeys, The Killers) and lovers of a more mainstream rock sound (Foo Fighters, Incubus).
And what’s more, on the fifth track of this, their debut EP, they reveal their mastery of a softer, more acoustic style, which could inspire the indie-folk/pop set. These guys have seriously got it going on.
On top of all of that, the songs are dynamic and compelling, the musicianship is exemplary and their production values rival that of just about any rock band doing the rounds at the moment.
With the release of this EP, this band have just announced themselves as potential heroes of the local independent rock scene, however they are unlikely to remain ‘local’ or ‘independent’ for very long. Antihero is punchy, crunchy, varied, loud, soft, grandiose and reflective, all at once. Get it now.
BY ROD WHITFIELD
Best Track: Circadia
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In A Word: Inviting