The Holidays release new album “Real Feel” | touring in March

The HolidaysThe Holidays new album Real Feel celebrates its release today.

The follow up to Post Paradise and next week’s triple J feature album, Real Feel was painstakingly yet lovingly written over two years across numerous cities and continents, then recorded locally in Melbourne and Sydney. A travelogue of sorts, it echoes singer Simon Jones’ songwriting sojourns through major cities like Berlin, London, Paris and Tokyo.

“This was a difficult record to make, always searching for a sound just beyond our grasp, narrowing in and trying to capture some essence. I had an idea for a sound that I couldn’t quite name or explain, a vague feeling, somewhere between love and loneliness, like a daydream where you can’t quite remember the content but the feelings you had remain. I guess that’s what this album is, trying to make real the intangible feelings of a few years of living.” – Simon Jones, The Holidays

Fans would already be familiar with new tracks ‘Voices Drifting’, ‘All Time High’ and ‘Home’, which have helped the band firmly put themselves back on the radar via radio play and blog love, after their international adventures.

In less than two weeks, the band will take to the road for a national tour that will see them travel to regional as well as metro locations. Supporting The Holidays on the tour will be Brisbane indie-pop stars, The Cairos. Tickets are available for all shows now.

Real Feel is out today.

with support from The Cairos in all cities except Perth
For ticketing information head to

Thursday 06 March Elsewhere, Gold Coast QLD

Friday 07 March The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

Saturday 08 March The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD

Thursday 13 March Transit Bar, Canberra ACT

Friday 14 March Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW

Saturday 15 March Mountain Sounds Festival, Mt Penang Gardens NSW

Thursday 20 March The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Friday 21 March Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC

Saturday 22 March Waratah Hotel, Hobart TAS

Friday 28 March Pirie St Social Club, Adelaide SA

Saturday 29 March The Rosemount, Perth WA

Sunday 30 March The Newport, Fremantle WA