Holy Hail is throwing a record release party at Galapagos on July 6th for their EP Big Guns, out now on Kemado. While the Guardian was mean enough to accuse the band of “driv[ing] young people towards the Far Right with their joyless, humanist funk,” their singles about sexual exploitation (featured below) and Native American genocide (“County Fair Part Two”) are probably aimed at disaffected New Yorkers (i.e. those of us singing in that same humanist funk chorus), and not those snotty kids in England.
Musically, is their single “Born of a Star” a case of it's so bad it's good? Deliberately off-rhythm bass/key intros that slowly evolves into a complex electro disco anthem fronted by a white girl rap-singer who sounds like Avenue D's Debbie D. Start your Judging: