Holidays on Ice Holidays on Ice contains two very influential musicians: Angie Hart, Dean Manning from Leonardo's Bride (He wrote 'Even When I'm Sleeping'). Holidays on Ice has a smooth sound that coincides with a rapid flowing melody, it is perfect soulful music. The album Pillage Before Plunder effortlessly transmits through an full track list of amazingly pure and lyrical songs.
The initial track of the album 'Great Big Old World' set the bar for an amazing eleven song album.
We spoke to Dean Manning from Holidays on Ice about their new album: Pillage Before Plunder.
Describe your music style?
Dean Manning: Hush Core
What is the best quality of your music?
Dean Manning: You can hear the lyrics.
How did it feel to hear your completed album played?
Dean Manning: Quietly satisfied
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?
Dean Manning: Jarvis Cocker, Jason Lytle, Devandra Banhart, Lucinda Williams, Eels.
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?
Dean Manning: The towel ? no ... have thrown a few other things though.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?
Dean Manning: Keeping it interesting for ourselves and hopefully everyone else.
What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist?
Dean Manning: The luxury of time, nomadic lifestyle, collaborating
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Dean Manning: Elvis Costello.
Track listing for Pillage Before Plunder
1. Great Big Old World
3. Dust Bunnies
4. Plunkett Street Push
5. No Roses Grow on a Sailors Grave
6. Out of the Mud
7. Eat a Peach
8. Where it Starts
9. Ribbon Round a Bomb
10. Mr Gould's Medicine Chest
11. Dog House
Holidays On Ice Band Members
Angie Hart was a member of Frente & Splendid. Frente achieved world wide acclaim. She released her debut solo album, Grounded Bird in 2008.
Dean Manning was a member of Leonardo's Bride. He wrote "Even When I'm Sleeping" which was voted APRA Song Of The Year in 1998. He wrote most of the songs on the record.
Naomi Radom founded the group with Dean. Her list of credits is endless. CODA, Gomez, Sleepy Jackson, Lior, Josh Pyke, The Panics plus numerous film soundtracks.
Stella Mozgawa began playing with Holidays On Ice in 2006. She has performed with Flea, Mark Mothersbaugh, Regurgitator, Andy Clockwise, MINK, Perry Farrell and Satellite Party, Lenka.
Dave Symes played bass for Jackie Orszaczky for many years. Currently he plays with Missy Higgins & The Sleepy Jackson.
Justin Stanley has produced & mixed numourous albums & singles (Jamie Liddell, Nikka Costa, Jet, The Vines, Leonardo's Bride, The One AM Radio). He was a member of Beck's band for a few years. Justin & Dean have been collaborating since their teens playing in bands together.
Dan Hersch also mastered the group's debut album. He is legendary in music circles working with Eels, Devo, Queens Of The Stone Age amongst many others.
Guest Musicians on the album
Justin Stanley, Dave Symes, Kendal Cuneo, Dan Luscombe (The Drones), & Jordan Sly (Meow Kapow).