A fair chunk of this record was recorded live in Montreal, so perhaps there is something in the air that makes this release sound a little bit Canadian- Arcade Fire with added pop. Although the music may sound familiar, don’t let that put you off Holy Fire’s new record, Values, because it’s very much a cracking collection of music in it’s own right. Available on vinyl LP and CD.
6/10 Clinton Staff review, 24 August 2017
Holy Family allay any worries that the record is going to be full of Arcade Fire style singalongs by ensuring that the third track 'Memory Collector' sounds exactly like Animal Collective. This is one of the better Animal Collective songs of recent years being very propulsive and catchy and just sitting on the right side of annoying. The Arcade Fire songs too are probably a lot better than their equivalents on 'Everything Now'. There's also a bit of Phoenix and Broken Social Scene in these uptempo emotional rockers.
Holy Family are good at what they do, they blend their electronics and guitars pretty well and have choruses that allow me to use the word rousing. It's just that they sound too much like people who have already been around the block. More originality please.
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