David Holmes Drops New Single “Stop Apologising”

David Holmes Drops New Single "Stop Apologising"

Belfast born DJ/producer David Holmes has dropped his new single “Stop Apologising” (featuring Raven Violet) and its accompanying visuals.

The track features on his forthcoming album Blind On A Galloping Horse‘, due to be released on November 10 via Heavenly Recordings. Pre-order your copy here.

Blind On A Galloping Horse was written, produced and arranged by David Holmes, and is a 14-track interrogation of the last decade, time spent watching a decaying, fraying Britain visibly buckling in real time while tending to his own battles with mental health. Holmes’ soundtrack to this inquiry is at times claustrophobic, often euphoric, driven by the rattle and snap of analogue drum machines, wild oscillations of droning analogue synths and the voice of Raven Violet which beguiles and commands in a way that could part oceans.

“Stop Apologising” is David Holmes and Raven Violet’s 21st century glam electro-disco anthem. It’s a glorious hymn to the power of resilience and self-belief.

David says, “‘Stop Apologising’ is a song bathed in the wonders of psychedelic therapy – an ode to the over-thinkers who waste so much time worrying about nothing rather than living their lives on their terms.”

Watch the Luke Ramsay’s video below.

Blind On A Galloping Horse Tracklist:

  1. When People Are Occupied Resistance Is Justified
  2. It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love
  3. Emotionally Clear
  4. Hope Is The Last Thing To Die
  5. You Will Know Me By The Smell Of Onions
  6. Necessary Genius
  7. Yeah Yeah Yeah
  8. I Laugh Myself To Sleep
  9. Too Muchroom
  10. Agitprop
  11. Stop Apologising
  12. Tyranny Of The Talentless
  13. Love In The Upside Down
  14. Blind On A Galloping Horse
More About Holmes

In his varied professional life, Holmes has produced five of his own albums and over 30 film soundtracks. Having DJed from the age of 15, David went on to run one of Belfast’s most revered club nights – Sugar Sweet – which brought acid house and rave culture to a city steeped in the Troubles. David has produced Noel Gallagher, Primal Scream, and has remixed for acts such as Orbital, Jarvis Cocker, and many more. He has also produced highly acclaimed soundtracks for Steven Soderbergh (on over 10 films) Michael Winterbottom , Yann Démange and Steve McQueen which have won him multiple awards including one BAFTA and 2 Ivor Novello’s. Recently with his band Unloved, he created and curated the music for the much-lauded BBC series Killing Eve.

His round-about selection of cinematic, library music, rock ‘n’ roll, psych, experimental, unclassifiable and independent music under the banner of Gods Waiting Room continues to appear at venues around the world and on a regular slot at NTS radio show.

Photo credit: Steve Gullick