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HOLDING ABSENCE Unveil Video for New Single ‘Like A Shadow’

The Welsh quintet share their powerful new track and you’ll most likely be left speechless by it.

Holding Absence 2018

Cardiff rockers Holding Absence embark on a new chapter with their latest single Like A Shadow, following line-up changes this year. The video for the single is the first to feature the band’s current line-up, and in classic Holding Absence fashion, a stunning black and white aesthetic dominates.

The track brims with emotion, especially in the searing chorus as vocalist Lucas Woodland desperately pleads “stay a little longer”. Creating an intense atmosphere with pounding drums and evocative guitars, it veers away slightly from their melodramatic past releases, but its infectious melody and conventional structure is sure to make this a popular track to belt along to. As always, the lyrics are sublime, and there’s something so raw about the performance that will pierce you with every emotion that the track embodies.

Lucas comments of the track:

‘Like A Shadow’ is a very important song for this band. We wrote the song directly after a big line-up change, and it breathed new life and fresh perspective into us. The song carries over the intensity and urgency that we love in our live show and the catchiness that we try to maintain in our choruses for all the listeners at home. It’s a song very close to our hearts, and we can’t wait to hear what people think of it.

The band are currently on the road as part of The Great Depression tour with As It Is. Catch them on tour at the following dates.


25 – Bristol, Thekla

26 – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms

28 – Manchester, O2 Ritz

29 – Birmingham, O2 Institute

30 – Aberdare, Jac’s (Headline)


01 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town