Adding to the list of an already impressive artist roster (Attila, Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Don Broco), UK newcomers Holding Absence have just announced they’ve signed to SharpTone Records.
“You’re led to believe that signing a record deal is the biggest thing your band can do growing up as a musician, and though that isn’t always true – SharpTone really are a Godsend,” explains frontman Lucas Woodland. “It was a mere 10 days after we put our first track out that we received a mail from them, and were on Skype talking about ourselves, our music and our future goals. We’re blessed to have them, and now it’s all about doing them and ourselves proud and creating something beautiful together."
To coincide with the announce, the melodic rock quartet shared a brand new music video for their track “Permanent” which Woodland describes as “a song [that] is quite simply a plea to a suicidal friend.”
“I wanted to convey the concept that sadness is temporary and death is infinite,” he says. “The split-second decision to take your life will result in unending oblivion. My lyrics span across many different topics, and I think that ‘hope’ is a huge thing for me to sing about. 'Entertaining death is such a fruitless endeavor. You want to die today, you don’t want to die forever.’"
To check out the impressive black and white clip for “Permanent” and fall heads over heels for Holding Absence, be sure to look below. Afterwards, for more from the band, head here.
[via Alt Press]