Holding Absence have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated third studio album, “The Noble Art of Self Destruction”. Serving as the third and final entry in a trilogy that began with 2019’s “Holding Absence”, “The Noble Art of Self Destruction” will be released on August 25th, 2023, via SharpTone Records.
In the wake of the album announce, the band comments: “Today, we are pleased to announce the third Holding Absence album ‘The Noble Art of Self-Destruction’ will be released on August 25th, 2023! After an insanely busy and fulfilling album cycle for our second record, last October we spent a month in Jukasa Studios Canada, to record more new music. This record – the third in a trilogy – is by far our most conceptually rich and expansive body of work to date. We feel like these songs are almost a love letter to everything Holding Absence, and can’t wait to show everybody just how much space we have managed to cover, and how hard we were able to push ourselves with these songs”.
To coincide with the announcement, the band have released a beautifully stylised video for the album’s second single “False Dawn”.
On new single “False Dawn” the band comments: “We are ecstatic to be dropping our brand new single ‘False Dawn’ today. This is definitely a personal favourite for all of us on the record! A somewhat defeatist song about denouncing expectations, and coming to grips with failure – this song is a quintessential Holding Absence song, with it’s uptempo energy and downtrodden introspection. We hope you enjoy”!
Watch the video for “False Dawn” below and stream the single on all platforms here.
“The Noble Art of Self Destruction” was recorded at Canada’s Jukasa Studios with producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow).
Pre-order & pre-save “The Noble Art of Self Destruction” here.
1. Head Prison Blues
2. A Crooked Melody
3. False Dawn
5. Honey Moon
6. Death, Nonetheless
7. Her Wings
8. These New Dreams
10. The Angel in the Marble
Holding Absence have just returned from an extensive North American tour as main support to The Plot In You, alongside Thornhill and Banks Arcade. The band are also booked for main stage performances at both Slam Dunk Festival and 2000 Trees Festival this year. Dates can be found below.
UK Festivals 2023:
27th May UK Hatfield – Slam Dunk Festival South
28th May UK Leeds – Slam Dunk Festival North
5th-8th July UK Cheltenham – 2000 Trees Festival
Tickets for all dates are available here.
Lucas Woodland – Vocals
Scott Carey – Guitar
Benjamin Elliott – Bass
Ashley Green – Drums