2014 CATCH-UP No1: Holy Sons

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Today's overlooked act is Holy Sons, which is essentially the solo project of Emil Amos, who is perhaps better known as the driving force behind Grails, or the drummer in Om. I reviewed Holy Sons fine new album The Fact Facer for the 405, it was released in September this year.
"The Fact Facer applies variety and imagination throughout, which doesn't dilute the melancholy, yet ensures that the album doesn't become an overbearing listen. If anything it is the opposite, as the band are full of surprises and Emil Amos's voice is often a joy to hear. By the end of the album you can scarcely believe that this man is the drummer in Om."
Holy Sons are playing some European dates in February 2015, with Watter, and Lilacs and Champagne. If you don't already know, Watter feature Britt from Slint and Zak from Grails, whilst Lilacs and Champagne are Emil himself and Alex from Grails. I can feel a Grails family tree coming on! Full tour dates are on the Thrill Jockey website. Meanwhile here is the official video for 'Transparent Powers' (from the Fact Facer)

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