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Loathe & Holding Absence announce new split EP ‘This Is As One’

LOATHE and HOLDING ABSENCE have announced a new split EP titled This Is As One!

After first meeting on their UK run with BLOOD YOUTH in April, LOATHE and HOLDING ABSENCE have come together to create a new split EP! Titled This Is As One, the new split will feature two brand new tracks from each band and it will be released in February next year. Speaking about working on the EP, HOLDING ABSENCE‘s Lucas Woodland says, “on the EP we’ve tried to embrace the more natural side of our music and not overthink things. It was a very interesting process. We rate LOATHE very highly as a creative entity, and I think we resonate together as bands strongly through the way we both regard our own music/art. So it was nice to see all nine members very interested and driven to make this release a thing. On top of that, seeing the inner-workings of another band was eye-opening in a great way. It was a very enriching experience.” LOATHE‘s Erik Bickerstaff adds, “we couldn’t imagine ourselves doing this sort of release alongside anyone else at the moment, so it was definitely a smooth and easy process. We love HOLDING ABSENCE for everything it is, not just for their music. The EP is something we have wanted to do for a while without doubt. Progression was the main source of inspiration for us, we took this opportunity to really push the boundaries of our music and craft two new songs that are heading in more of a defined direction for our music.”

Alongside the announcement of the new split EP, you can view the track list and artwork for This Is As One below:

Track List:

White Hot (LOATHE)
Servant and Master (LOATHE)
Saint Cecilia (HOLDING ABSENCE)
Everything (HOLDING ABSENCE)

This Is As One - Loathe & Holding Absence

Following the release of the new split EP in February, the bands have also announced a co-headlining tour across the UK for late February and March next year. Tour dates are as follows:

28/02 UK Bristol – Thekla
01/03 UK Manchester – Star and Garter
02/03 UK Glasgow – Audio
03/03 UK Newcastle – Think Tank
04/03 UK Leeds – Key Club
06/03 UK Nottingham – Bodega
07/03 UK Birmingham – Asylum
08/03 UK London – Boston Music Room
09/03 UK Bournemouth – The Anvil
10/03 UK Bridgend – Hobos

Loathe & Holding Absence UK Tour 2018

This Is As One is set for release on February 16th via SharpTone Records.

For more information on LOATHE and HOLDING ABSENCE like their official pages on Facebook.

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