The Cave Friday
Despite being in existence for just over a year, Cardiff’s HOLDING ABSENCE have already achieved more than many do in years, and now their unique blend of emotive post-hardcore has gained the attention of Nuclear Blast’s imprint label SHARPTONE RECORDS (Don Broco, Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Emmure etc.) Frontman Lucas Woodland introduces the band: ‘We speak about who we are, who we want to be, and what we stand for. We speak about those things in great depth very often, and it’s refreshing to know that there’s not much of a limit to what we can do, and what we WANT to do. Ultimately, I believe the real goal for us is to always write something sincere and honest, that will hopefully make people feel something. The day we stop writing true music, regardless of genre, is the day Holding Absence dies.’ Formed in 2016, the quintet have already played and toured with the likes Casey, Young Guns, Our Last Night, Blood Youth, Being As An Ocean, Burning Down Alaska and more, as well as having headlined almost countless solo shows and festivals, including a breakthrough performance at Download Festival earlier this year. 2017 has seen the band upping the ante with a touring schedule which has made them one of the UK’s busiest bands. Holding Absence launch into 2018 with a co-headline tour with Sharptone label-mates ‘Loathe’ across the United Kingdom and Europe, in support of their Split EP ‘This Is As One’, released February 16th.