LIVE REVIEW: Holy Holy – The Tivoli

Holy Holy have had a really bad run in trying to play in Brisbane for their ‘Port Rd Australian Tour’. It’s taken 3 attempts, but they finally made it into Queensland for their four sold out shows at The Tivoli, and the fans couldn’t have been more excited to see them. 

With the ‘Port Rd’ strings echoing over the sound system as they walked onto the saturated blue lit stage, they didn’t mess around by launching straight into ‘Maybe You Know’ and ‘Faces’. Thanking the crowd for being patient with the continuous change of dates and for still coming out, they promised a night full of high energy and they didn’t disappoint.

‘Flight’, ‘Sandra’, ‘Starting Line’ and ‘Frida’ continued the showcase of their last studio album ‘My Own Pool Of Light’ before they deep dived into some older fan favourites like ‘That Message’ and ‘Cannot Call For Love’. Queen P made her way back on the stage for the highly anticipated performance of ‘Port Rd’ which surpassed all expectations and took their electric collaboration to new heights.

Welcoming their special guest vocalist for the night, Tia Gostelow, back onto the stage for the premiere live performance of their new single ‘How You Been’, their triple j Like A Version cover of Lorde’s ‘Green Light’, and the anthemic ‘Teach Me About Dying’, they closed off the set with a big bang. But of course that wasn’t really the end. Coming back on stage for an intimate performance of ‘Sentimental’ which they performed without a microphone, they then rightfully closed the show with the euphoric ‘True Lovers’. 

As a band they’re incredibly in-sync and the whole night I went from being in awe of Timothy Carrolls vocals to being so obsessed with Oscar Dawson’s guitar solos that elevated the already strong tracks. There wasn’t a dull moment in the set, and they proved why they are one of Australia’s best live acts right now. 

Opening the show was rising star Queen P who may just be one of the most underrated artists in Australia right now. Delivering a highly energetic set, she surprised the alt-rock crowd by serving pure hip-hop with her own pop influenced flair. Showcasing her previously released tracks ‘Effort’, Humming Bird’ and ‘Queen With Colour’ as well as a bunch of unreleased material, she even added a little Missy Elliot megamix for good measure. 

With a DJ, drummer and 2 dancers on stage with her, she truly had you questioning who’s headline show it was because you didn’t want her set to end. From start to finish it flowed very smoothly and had you with your mouth wide open in shock while she commanded your attention 

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