WL//WH Video Premiere: HOLOGRAPH delights in a fanciful ode to a “Swedish Summer”

WL//WH Video Premiere   HOLOGRAPH   

Cover art and video by @joshnsphotos

Holograph is a Gothic Punk band hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, born from the early songwriting sketches by Warren Fisher in 2015, to finally reach their definitive form with the involvement, during the unsettled lockdown period of 2020, of his housemates Ines Soutschka (Julia Roberts) and Desmond Kanameyer (Runway Nuns), essential in bringing to concrete life a batch of over twenty demos, refined with the further dynamic rhythmic support of bassist Calvin Siderfin (Dangerfields), and drummer Bergen Nielson (Bye Beneco).

WL//WH is pleased to Premiere the DIY video by Ines Soutschka & Warren Fisher themselves, for Holograph’s sixth single “Swedish Summer” via their own label Now Now Just Now.

Ines Soutschka was handed the mic for this Post-punk ode to the joys and perils of a northern hemisphere summer. The instruments propel Soutschka’s pithy and often abstract lyrics as she reflects on a few summers passed in Malmo, Sweden. It’s dark, it’s airy, it’s scary and maybe a little bit hairy, it’s all very Swedish when you think about it.

An intoxicating, subtly angsty, nostalgic reverie driven by urgent hypnotic drum beats along with a meandering, throbbing bleak bassline, stabbed by warm buzzing synth swathes and obsessively glistening guitar melodies laced with echoing twinkling aching strains, to open heady, fantastical doorways around breathless evocative female vocals flirting and teasing with loving adoration into the enchanted gardens of a “Swedish Summer” dream.

The dramatic video, directed by vocalist and frontwoman Ines Soutschka, shot on location in the quaint town of Tulbagh, near the Matroosberg mountain range of South Africa tells the tale of a Swedish “Fika” (Tea Party) gone wrong, in which the host bewitches her guests with cakes and confectionery. Vibrant, skewed auras capture a motley crew of friends at an afternoon tea, whilst universal symbols, suggestive themes, and quirky attitudes build suspense and humour through a surreal lens of excess, fear, and desire.

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Photo by @joshnsphotos