"…the Sydney band’s take on dance music is still a direct conversation with the underground. It’s a misfit concoction pairing outdated synths and pallid beats with nonchalant singing." The Guardian lists Holy Balm as one of their Australian label R.I.P. Society’s best recent releases, as well as an interesting post-punk/garage electronic sound.
Crystal Dorval first released music under the guise White Poppy in 2012 on a Not Not Fun release entitled, I Had a Dream. Since then, she has dropped two more cassettes on Constellation Tatsu and Green Burrito, a single-sided 7-inch, a split release with Samantha Glass, and a full length, self-titled LP/CS last year. Dorval is heading to Canada’s East coast this week to play a few shows and dabble, but before she left, TMT was afforded the opportunity to get a good Q&A sesh with her.