The figureheads of the South Wales alternative scene Holding Absence have released their video for their new single ‘Gravity’ today along with announcing a surprise new 7” LP that will be released next month exclusively via their website.
Limited to only 500 copies and released April 17th, the 7” picture disk will feature their latest song ‘Gravity’ and another new track ‘Birdcage’. Both respective tracks feature some of the UK’s most esteemed credentials, with Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Twin Atlantic) producing the record, Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Architects) on mixing duties and Jens Borgen (Loathe, Opeth) mastering the release. The LP is the follow up to Holding Absence’s phenomenal 2019 self titled debut.
Directed by Zak Pinchin, the video for ‘Gravity’ cinematically visualises the band’s renowned monochromatic aesthetic and their emotional nature. You can watch the video below. On the subject of the track, vocalist Lucas Woodland states;
"We're ecstatic to be releasing ‘Gravity' today - We feel like it's a real step forward in maturity and quality for our band! The song was originally going to be put on our sophomore album but, after our VISA's got denied and our US tour got cancelled, we decided we should make the best of a bad situation and work towards getting it out as soon as possible. We're always trying our best as a band to release music as often and unconventionally as possible, so putting out another Double-A single release is something we're super excited about, and we can't wait to show people the second track 'Birdcage' in the coming weeks.'"
The global COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the band a heavy blow, with the band having to cancel their European tour and postpone their forthcoming UK tour with Creeper and Wargasm. Thankfully, the later tour has been rescheduled and dates can be seen below.
You can pre-order the 7” LP, released via SharpTone Records, via the band’s website here.