As the release of their highly anticipated self-titled LP creeps around the corner, Welsh post-hardcore quintet Holding Absence have announced their first ever lineup of stripped back performances instore at Heads Above The Waves in Cardiff for National Self-Harm Awareness Day.

The performance will take place on March 1st with free entry on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis, but if you’re planning to head down make sure you get there early, there are only 50 spaces.

The band have commented “Our friends in Heads Above The Waves have been working tirelessly for the past six years to raise awareness of depression and self-harm in young people. They are a non-profit organisation that we are proud to support. We will be performing our first ever stripped back set at their shop in Cardiff on Global Self Harm Awareness Day”

Their debut album break through ‘Holding Absence’ will be released on 8th March through Sharptone Records.

Holding Absence Tracklist

1. Perish

2. Your Love (Has Ruined My Life)

3. Like A Shadow

4. You Are Everything

5. Marigold

6. To Fall Asleep

7. Monochrome

8. A Godsend

9. Last Of The Evening Light

10. Purge

11. Wilt

Coinciding with their new release, Holding Absence are embarking on a run of EU dates with support from Capsize. The run will take in 17 across mainland Europe and the UK, culminating in a show at London’s famed Underworld on 29th March.

Holding Absence March EU Tour Dates (Supporting Capsize)

8th – Stuttgart Juha West, Germany

9th – Nurnberg Hirsch, Germany

10th – Leipzig Naumanns, Germany

11th – Berlin Cassiopeia, Germany

12th – Hamburg Hafenklang, Germany

14th – Wien Viper Room, Austria

15th – Budapest Durer Kurt, Hungary

16th – München Feierrwork, Germany

17th – Oberhausen Kulttempel, Germany

18th – Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany

19th – Paris L’International, France

20th – Den Bosch W2, Netherlands

Holding Absence March UK Headline Dates (w/ Capsize)

21st – Southampton, Joiners

22nd – Birmingham, Flapper

23rd – Leeds, Key Club

24th – Hull, O Reilly’s

25th – Glasgow Garage

27th – Manchester Rebellion

28th – Cardiff Globe

29th – London Underworld

Tickets for all dates are available now from:



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