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Holy Braille are a demonic goth duo that spawned in July 2017 and have been leaving audiences stunned by their electrifying live performance aesthetic ever since. Their raw, confrontational soundscapes and aggressive synths, courtesy of Elliot Reeves, provide a sinister backdrop for singer Steph Mac’s arresting and unconventional vocals. They have just released their second single, Murder She Spoke via Kaneda Records on the 1st of June 2019 and have a new single, Bad Taste coming very soon.

The duo are performing at Last Train Home Festival in Darlington on Saturday 7th September, so we fired a few questions their way to find out more about them.

How would you describe your music? What is it about?
Holy Braille is a dark soundtrack of holy life, full of emotional turmoil with hints of electronic ecstasy.
Stark, darkwave, addictive.

What do you enjoy most about being a musician? What do you hate most?
The creative process and most importantly, performing to the electronic loving masses.  It’s the perfect way to release all our demons onto the public.
The only thing we dislike is not been able to do it all the time.

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Random intervention of opening the cosmic window.  Inducing creative juices through Ableton Live, dirty digital synths and a Boss vox pedal.
All done in the pink room, number 18.

What do you think of the region’s electronic music scene?
It is extremely experimental at the moment, there are no limits anymore which suits us to the proverbial T.
Electronic music is back mother fuckers! Goths are everywhere…

Is there anyone in particular you’re looking forward to seeing perform at Last Train Home?
We can’t wait to experience them all!  
We like to be surprised so tend to not watch, listen to bands prior to performing with them.
On an obvious note, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.

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