Rock rolls with primitive swagger in the music of Holy Roller Baby. With music as
spirited as their name suggests, the band blends the best of 70s string-bending guitar
rock with an undeniably forward-thinking perspective. Raucous and gritty with a focus
on songwriting, melody, and substantive lyrics, the band plays glorious rock at
concussive volumes while swinging to an unmistakable beat, filtering a thunderous
bluster through a soul crooner’s sensibility.
Founded in 2017 in Austin, Texas, the band’s lineup previously played over 300 shows
in the US and Canada under a different band name. Spearheaded by the songwriting of
Jared Mullins and using two lead guitarists, the four-piece was invited to record their
debut album at Radiohead’s Courtyard Studios in Oxfordshire, England. Together
with producer Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Supergrass, Philip Selway of Radiohead)
the band recorded a blistering 50-minute, 12-track album that combs through a diverse
array of blues-tinged rock, even borrowing amps and percussion from Radiohead and
guitars from Gaz Coombes (ex-Supergrass) to do so.