The Holy Orders were first told that their amps were too loud 15 years ago. Since then, the four-piece from Hull have divided the opinions of many sound engineers. The combination of strong songs, melodies, massive amounts of energy and huge dynamics has gained them a reputation as a ferocious live act. The track will be released on October 15.
Their debut album ‘For the Ears of Dogs to Come has been gathering praise ever since its release and has won the band many admirers including the BBC’s Tom Robinson who has championed the band saying: “Just when you’ve had it with Strokes/Interpol/Editors soundalikes along come The Holy Orders and restore your faith in indie guitar music”
He invited them onto The Tom Robinson Show on BBC 6music to play a session and, as well as playing them on his listener requested Now Playing show, they were his choice of new band when he selected his pick of songs on BBC 6music’s The First Time.
Since the release of the album, The Holy Orders have released a series of acclaimed singles and continued to wow live audiences with their intense energetic and challenging shows.
The band’s latest single ‘Prairie Dogs’ is a warning, an instruction, a scream for hope. It holds its breath through clashing chords and bursts through questioning what’s coming next.
The Holy Orders were approached a few years ago by fan and up and coming producer/engineer Nick Russell who asked if he could record them for an assessment. The band agreed and went into the studio with him to record a germ of an idea. They were so happy with the results that when the germ evolved into Prairie Dogs, The Holy Orders got back in touch with Nick and asked him to complete the recording of the single.
‘Prairie Dog’ was mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios and the artwork taken by Deborah Simmonds.