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  • Rob

NOW PLAYING: 'HOLODRUM' BY HOLODRUM...

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Behold the magnificence of this brilliant disco-tinged, synth-pop banger! 33 minutes of bright, pulsating, uplifting indie. I’ve fallen hard for this record!


Holodrum are a group made up from other bands based in and around Leeds. There are former members of Hookworms and a current member of Yard Act in there as well as some other indie darlings I’ve yet to hear.


There are tracks on this album that have a hint of ‘Confessions On A Dancefloor’ era Madonna which is no bad thing. Others sound like a Lone Lady mashup of a Tom Tom Club song - again, no bad thing. Give it a listen and you will hear snatches of LCD Soundsystem and Parquet Courts too.


To me, there simply isn’t a bad track on this (admittedly short) LP, and any track could be released as a single.


This is the Dinked Edition which comes on “Hot Pink” coloured vinyl with a bonus flexi 7" with an exclusive studio track - nice. It also comes in an alternative sleeve with a numbered (375/500) Obi strip which I can take or leave to be honest.


Tracks To Try: ‘Lemon Chic’, ‘Low Light’, ‘Clean’.

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