Holy Wars drop “SUCK IT UP” featuring Dana Dentata, announce debut album
Additionally, the band have announced their debut album, EAT IT UP SPIT IT OUT, which drops April 29.
For Holy Wars frontwoman Kat Leon, joining forces with Dentata was the perfect pairing for what the song represents as a whole. “We bonded on what it’s like being an outspoken woman in the music industry where you’re up against a boys’ club and the BS that comes along with it,” Leon says candidly. “The lane gets more narrow, and the politics of a dinosaur age tries to challenge the rebellious. This song is that diss you rehearse in the mirror before the fight. ‘SUCK IT UP’ is a direct punch to the face to the bullies, the fairweather sycophants, the fake and the frenemies.”
According to Leon, the composition of the song came about organically as an improv between her and guitarist Nick Perez. “This was the last song written on the album where the angst of the moment brought out this in-your-face, unapologetic banger,” she says of the song’s structure. “Sonically, the song takes dips and turns, starting off with a spooky, dissonant siren that lets you know something aggressive is coming.”
The video for “SUCK IT UP” was directed by Los Angeles-based videographer Fre Pacheco and features two kids playing the younger doppelgangers of both Leon and Dentata. The video is equal parts adorable, fierce and energetic, with scenes of the two kids taking a joy ride in a supped-up electric toy car set to the pulsating song.
You can watch the video for “SUCK IT UP” and see dates for the Die In The Disco tour alongside NIGHT CLUB.
Die In The Disco tour
04/07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
04/08 - Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
04/09 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House
04/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Purgatory
04/12 - New Orleans, LA @ Santos
04/13 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live - Studio
04/15 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
04/16 - Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
04/17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
04/19 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
04/20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
04/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
04/23 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick