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Holy Wars Unveil Roaring New Single/Video, “TV Dinners”


Everywhere I looked in recent weeks, I saw Holy Wars name-checked on social media. Or at least I thought I did when their name popped up in my inbox, although it’s definitely possible I’ve seen the video for the Megadeth classic of the same name too many times on MTV Classic’s Metal Mayhem in recent weeks (I look forward to it every Friday night, ok? It’s all there is to do right now!).

Whether the hype around Holy Wars — the band — is real or imagined, this L.A. duo lives up to it: on “TV Dinner,” their latest single, chunky rock riffs collide with a danceable groove and an unshakeable vocal hook that won’t leave your brain any time soon. Inspired as much by early Radiohead as Garbage, the hooks are big and the singalong inevitable, ozzing both raw rock n’ roll grit and dynamic nuance.

Singer Kat Leon explains of the track:

“‘TV Dinner’ is a fun, energetic punch to the face making you thrash around your bedroom while at the same time, spotlighting a societal meaning to the lyrics. I wanted to write a song that conveys the message ‘we are what we eat’ and at times regurgitate mindlessly… touching upon brainwashing, misogyny, social injustice, a masked religion, the empty promise of an American Dream, and death of the paid artist where art and music is valued by a ‘like’ on a fleeting app. I even let the listener inside my personal life by paying homage to my late parents in lyrics, ‘Dad was an auto mechanic, Mom was a tarot reader, I got blue blood in the veins, sick heart, we got a bleeder…’ I was inspired to write this message as everyday we consume what is given to us via all media… news, social apps, television and yes… food.”

Watch the video for “TV Dinner” below. The song will appear on the band’s debut full-length LP tentatively titled Eat It Up / Spit It Out and due later this year.

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