Winterruption SK presents Holy F*ck with 3 Moonjask
Saturday, January 28, 2023
10:00 PM / Amigos Cantina
Canadian quartet Holy F*ck have always been happy to plow a distinctly lone furrow. Never ones to chase the limelight or hop on any genre-wagon that happens to be passing by, they’ve played by their own rules for the past part of 15 years and five albums.
It’s for that reason that they’ve become one of the country’s finest, and most influential, exports, with their widescreen, technicolour, crescendo-heavy and highly danceable sound often finding itself imitated, but never bettered.
Even after attracting mainstream attention thanks to appearing on the soundtracks to both Breaking Bad and Mr Robot, the band has continued to go against the grain in a cultural landscape that that prioritizes and lionizes the safe and predictable over the marginal and single-minded.
3 Moonjask look as surreal on stage as they sound through headphones. The masked trio craft micro universes that fuse lo-fi house, vaporwave, and ambient music. Their sound is a worship of the rich and fruity sounds of the Korg M1 and related synthesizers of the late 80s and early 90s. The group creates and performs their music using Nintendo 3DS handheld consoles. Hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Treaty 6 Territory, they have created music together since 2015 – releasing 3 albums with Toronto-based label Adhesive Sounds and touring extensively across Canada and Japan.