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We’re delighted to present you with the latest edition of our annual compilation album, celebrating our 17th birthday! As ever, we’ve hand-picked a mixture of artists – from new faces to veterans alike – that we feel have had an amazing twelve months. Head over to our Bandcamp page to listen and download the tracks for free.

Dream pop ballad and live show staple Overwhelmed is a slow burner which demonstrates the more stripped back and serious side of Holiday In Tokyo

It’s a song that aims to raise greater awareness of anxiety and depression. It tells the tale of two people, where one confesses to the other that they are struggling with their mental health. The issue is quickly pushed under the rug until the outro,” says frontman Matty Rogers. 

The track then builds to an affecting instrumental crescendo with insistent drums and fizzing guitar representing the emotional overwhelm and the person’s “true feelings”. Fittingly, the band have been raising money for Mind, the national association of mental health, by taking a charity box on recent tours.


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