by Thomas Bedward August 26, 2021
A musical duo consisting of brothers Kody and Kyle Valentine, The Holy Knives were born and raised in New Orleans, before moving to Los Angeles where they could pursue their music full time. A talented band who has been touring extensively over the past few years, playing over 125 shows across the United States and Canada, The Holy Knives have asserted themselves as pioneers of their unique indie rock style, unleashing an impressive string of singles like the cinematic ‘Born To Die’.
A new release that perfectly follows the two EP’s they released last year, one of which included a remix by The Kills’ own Jamie Hince, ‘Born To Die’ radiates industrial goth rock vibes, capitalising on a dark alt-rock sound that is sure to impress. Featuring distorted rock guitars, deep looming vocals and ‘80s tinged cinematic soundscapes, it’s a single that sees the band pushing boundaries and evolving well beyond their origins.
On the track, the band confides, "the song started in late-pandemic isolation days when I found myself turning more and more to the internet for social connection. I realized eventually that it was not comforting at all and was in fact more isolating and sometimes pretty menacing. There were a lot of dark things being spread on social media like false information, conspiracy theories, hate, anger, and fear."
Produced by Ian Hultquist, who is best known for his score for ‘The Diabolical’ and for being a founding member of the band Passion Pit, ‘Born To Die’ has become an instant hit and is currently burning through Spotify.
Along with the release of the new track, Kody and Kyle are also working on a new album as well as forthcoming singles that are expected to drop soon.
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