LOATHE & Holding Absence Announce Split EP + Co-Headline Tour

Heavy experimental collective of five LOATHE and Cardiff ascending post hardcore group Holding Absence have announced an exciting new collaborative project. Each band will be contributing 2 brand new studio tracks to a split EP titled This Is As One, due out February 16th via SharpTone Records. Both bands are premiering videos for a new track from the EP today, with LOATHEs’ “White Hot” and Holding Absences’ “Saint Cecilia”.

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White Hot (Loathe)
Servant and Master (Loathe)
Saint Cecilia (Holding Absence)
Everything (Holding Absence)

LP Version:
(1) White Hot (Loathe)
(2) Servant and Master (Loathe)
(3) It’s Yours (Live – Loathe)
(4) Saint Cecilia (Holding Absence)
(5) Everything (Holding Absence)
(6) Permanent (Live – Holding Absence)

Loathe – White Hot (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

LYRICS I’m under surface Towers veiled in silk I guess I’m not welcome In this house they built Under surface Towering; veiled in silk I know I’m not welcome In this house A naked soul blissfully dancing in the wind Immersing in ecstasy No wondering A sense my body finds


Lucas Woodland of Holding Absence commented on the process of working on the EP:
“On the EP we’ve tried to embrace the more natural side of our music and not overthink things. It was a very interesting process. We rate Loathe very highly as a creative entity, and I think we resonate together as bands strongly through the way we both regard our own music/art. So it was nice to see all nine members very interested and driven to make this release a thing. On top of that, seeing the inner-workings of another band was eye-opening in a great way. It was a very enriching experience.”

Erik Bickerstaff of Loathe also commented:
“We couldn’t imagine ourselves doing this sort of release alongside anyone else at the moment, so it was definitely a smooth and easy process. We love Holding Absence for everything it is, not just for their music. The EP is something we have wanted to do for a while without doubt. Progression was the main source of inspiration for us, we took this opportunity to really push the boundaries of our music and craft two new songs that are heading in more of a defined direction for our music.”

Additionally, the bands have also announced a co-headline tour consisting of ten UK shows. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 6th at 10:00am GMT.

28/02 UK Bristol – Thekla
01/03 UK Manchester – Star and Garter
02/03 UK Glasgow – Audio
03/03 UK Newcastle – Think Tank
04/03 UK Leeds – Key Club
06/03 UK Nottingham – Bodega
07/03 UK Birmingham – Asylum
08/03 UK London – Boston Music Room
09/03 UK Bournemouth – The Anvil
10/03 UK Bridgend – Hobos


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