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Port Road

Holy Holy

This is a portal. This is a chance. An opportunity to make real change.

About The Artists

Holy Holy was formed by Timothy Carroll and Oscar Dawson in 2011, who originally met volunteering in their teens. Together the indie-rock outfit have since achieved two Top 10 ARIA Charting albums, two ARIA Award Nominations, three Rolling Stone Nominations, five Gold singles, one Platinum single, two triple j Album of the Weeks, and five songs in triple j’s Hottest 100.

They have sold out innumerable tours across Australia, and toured the UK and Europe twice playing packed out rooms at The Great Escape, London Calling, Reeperbahn and Liverpool Sound City. Their most recent album “Hello My Beautiful World” was released in 2021. 

Why We Wrote This Song

‘Port Rd’ is a song about change. About being afraid but also liberated by it. Asking what will be on the other side. It is also about the way the pandemic affects people differently and potentially provides an opportunity to address other systemic issues we face; namely climate change.

This is a portal. This is a chance.

‘Port Road’ was inspired by an article by Arundhati Roy. An excerpt here: “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.

We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”

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