Brisbane indie act Holy Holy‘s ambitions are high, going straight to the top for this week’s Like A Version with a cover of Joy Division’s well-loved classic Love Will Tear Us Apart, which — almost unbelievably — has never been covered for the segment.
As singer Timothy Carroll explains, he and guitarist/producer Oscar Dawson didn’t have to dig too far past the big hits when looking for songs to cover. “There was so many ideas floating around,” Carroll told Mornings hosts Matt & Alex. “We actually worked up a version of Guns N’ Roses November Rain and we were like ‘This could be it,’ but we couldn’t quite get it to work.”
Thankfully they’ve managed to get Love Will Tear Us Apart to work, injecting chiming guitar leads into the familiar synth strains while still staying true to the original’s pounding drums and mournful vocals.
Holy Holy will be a part of the inaugural Beyond The Valley festival, held at Phillip Island over New Year’s. The band is also currently playing a string of shows across the country. You can check out full tour dates below.
Watch: Holy Holy – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover for Triple J’s Like A Version)
Watch: Holy Holy – History (Live on triple j)
Holy Holy Australian Tour 2014
Saturday, 25th October 2014
The Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough
Sunday, 26th October 2014
Aviary Rooftop, Perth
Thursday, 30th October 2014
Transit Br, Canberra
Friday, 31st October 2014
Saturday, 1st November 2014
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Friday, 7th November 2014
Saturday, 8th November 2014
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne