Holiday Mountain play hard. Dancing, glitter and matching neon ensembles are just a few staples that make up the trio’s energetic live show. Then again, what else would you expect from a psychedelic funk band?
Holiday Mountain experiment with world and pop influences to create their signature sound, led by vocalist Laura Patino. The singer plays with her voice, yipping and squealing at times in a style reminiscent of Santigold, before switching to a soft, breathy register. She commands a room with her palpable energy, choreography and costume – all from behind her keyboard, which also gets garnished in a few accents (scarves, flowers, etc), for the live show.
Patino is joined by her funky fresh bandmates Zander Kagle on drums and electric percussion, and Bradley Will on electric bass and synth.
Holiday Mountain don’t take themselves too seriously and as a result the audience isn’t afraid to follow the band’s lead and bust a move. See them in action performing “My Body” at this year’s Utopiafest in the video below.
Holiday Mountain play Scootenanny at The Historic Scoot Inn on June 14th. What is the Scootenanny you ask? Simply, “the chillest dance party Texas has to offer”.
Joining Holiday Mountain are Austin’s Orthy, The Black and White Years, The Octopus Project and loads more. PLUS a special DJ performance by Neon Indian.
Yeah, I’m there.
Holiday Mountain photo credit: Eric Doggett.