Aussie act HOLY HOLY is giving us a taste of their highly anticipated second album with the release of the new single “Darwinism.”

It’s a sonic feast with grungy guitar and an easy vibe that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go. It’s amazing really that this track sounds so coherent because the members of HOLY HOLY are scattered across Australia. From Launceston to Brisbane and Melbourne, ideas are sent backwards and forwards and songs developed despite the distance.

With such an unorthodox approach to music making, it’s only fitting that “Darwinism” had a strange beginning. Lead vocalist Timothy Carroll recalls conceiving the song in a hotel bathroom.

“I remember the boys were all asleep in the apartment and I was looking for a place to play so I locked myself in the bathroom and was making some recordings on my phone,” he said. “I felt straight away it could work as a full band track”.

The song starts sparsely with that melody from the bathroom before building to an orchestral crescendo with trumpet and trombone work from Ross Irwin and Kieran Conrau.

There are no firm dates scheduled yet, but HOLY HOLY will play shows from September to November in the United Kingdom, Europe, and here in Australia, ahead of the release of their next album in early 2017.