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Stockholm’s Holy Ship Find a Trippy “Rabbit Hole”

For their second single, “Rabbit Hole”, Holy Ship up the psychedelic quotient considerably.

Stockholm electronic rockers Holy Ship were formed by Jonatan Westh back in 2018. Formerly, he was in the shoegaze band Blackstrap for a decade. Back in January, we featured the group‘s first single, “Giant Step, Small Leap”, on our PopMatters Picks playlist. That song has a slow-churning moodiness and hypnotic vocals paired with big beats and electronics, rather like if Primal Scream had Tim Burgess as lead vocalist with loads of synthesizers ala the Chemical Brothers.

For their second single, “Rabbit Hole”, Holy Ship up the psychedelic quotient considerably with a striking and distorted lead guitar ahead of bubbling synths and faster beats. Vocals are anthemic, dreamy, and shoegazey. The interplay between guitar, bass, and synthesizers is often mesmerizing. Holy Ship create a massive sound built for enormous summer music festival stages and lavish raves. But Holy Ship’s music is equally impressive with the headphones on, and the volume cranked up loud as you get swept away by the song.

Hear “Rabbit Hole” on the PopMatters Picks Spotify playlist.

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