Athens, Greece based psychedelic space rockers Holy Monitor have unleashed new single »Naked In The Rain« taken from their third full-length album, »Southern Lights«, which will be released on February 26th, 2021 via Blackspin Records / Primitive Music.
02. Naked In The Rain
03. Blue Whale
04. Southern Lights
05. The Sky Is Falling Down
07. Ocean Trail
08. Under The Sea
Produced by Holy Monitor.
Recorded and mixed by Alex Bolpasis at Suono Studio.
Vocals recorded by George Nikas at Black Caravan.
Mastered by Nick Townsend at Townsend Mastering.
Artwork by Bewild Brother.
Following on from last month’s triumphantly massive teaser track »The Sky Is Falling Down«, Holy Monitor return with the first official single from their most accomplished album to date, »Southern Lights«.
»Naked In The Rain« is inspired by the traditional music of Epirus and the Bacchanalian frenzied rites. Holy Monitor’s wild, intoxicating psychedelic groove vibes triggered by elaborately carved soundscapes take listeners into hedonistic, mad dance to exorcise the rain and revolt against reality. This Bacchic ritual to the sun symbolizes the human need to rebirth, the ecstatic loss of self, a provocative critique of conformity.
Athens’ quintet, Holy Monitor will release their eagerly awaited third album »Southern Lights« on 26 February 2021 on Blackspin / Primitive Music, an astonishing and affecting follow up to their 2020 critically acclaimed EP release, »This Desert Land«.
Photo by Takis Madray
Holy Monitor is a music collective blending space rock with repeatable psyched riffs & beats and ambient sensibility. The band originates from Athens, Greece and founded in the summer of 2015 by guitarist Stefanos Mitsis and singer/guitarist George Nikas, as a studio project. After recording and releasing »Golden Light« and »Aeolus« EP’s, the band was joined by Alex Bolpasis (bass), Vangelis Mitsis (keyboards) and Dimitris Doumouliakas (drums) and started performing live as a five-piece. Their self-titled album was released in 2017 by Blackspin Records / Primitive Music. Blending motorik kraut rhythms, hypnotic vocals and sticky guitar riffs, the band creates an environment of cosmic-space feelings, leading the audience into a bright sonic swirl of psychedelic oscillations. Their sophomore album »II« was released in 2018 by Blackspin Records / Primitive Music. Applying new elements of frenzy psychedelia and classy motorik riffs succeed to build asymmetric kraut pattern surrounded from unstoppable groovy vibes.
Holy Monitor is:
George Nikas – Vocals, Guitars
Stefanos Mitsis – Guitars
Alex Bolpasis – Bass
Vangelis Mitsis – Keys
Dimitris Doumouliakas – Drums