Holy State's new single, Dial M For Monolith, was released in January 2012 and is taken from their upcoming debut album, Electric State Palace, which will be released on April 30th, 2012, through Brew Records.
The video for Dial M For Monolith was directed by Robin Fuller. The band are seen in gorilla suits at the start, doing general monkey things on a hillside. The scene then cuts to a journey in space that goes terribly wrong, with the band now playing astronauts.
Holy State are Victor Janhagen (guitars); Rob Jarvis (guitars, vocals); Max Applin (drums); and Mark Smalls (bass). Since forming in 2008, the band has released material on a range of labels and has released split singles with the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses; Brontide; Suckers and Das Racist. They have embarked on lengthy tours and have also played at festivals, including Camden Crawl in April 2011. They have played with other bands, such as Oxbow & Melt Banana; Rolo Tomassi and Blood Red Shoes. They are also set to support Biffy Clyro on their upcoming arena tour. Their debut EP, EP 1, was released in June 2010 and received positive reviews.