Holiday Trip of a Lifetime

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Holiday Trip of a Lifetime
Holiday Trip of a Lifetime cover.jpg
Studio album by End of Fashion
Released 4 May 2012
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Pop rock
Label Universal
End of Fashion chronology
Book of Lies
(2008)Book of Lies2008
Holiday Trip of a Lifetime
(2012)

Holiday Trip of a Lifetime is the third studio album by Australian pop-rock band End of Fashion. It was released on 4 May 2012[1] by Universal Music Group.[2]

Background[edit]

On the making of the album, frontman Justin Burford has said, "the whole process of writing and recording this album had to be the most fun two years of my life".[3]

During the process of recording the album, End of Fashion drummer Mike Hobbs left the band, as he didn't like the album's "studio pop band" approach.[3] Burford took on the drum parts.[3] Bass guitarist Tom King also left and was replaced by Simon Fasolo.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Holiday Trip of a Lifetime" – 3:31
  2. "The Magician" – 3:17
  3. "Paper Aeroplanes" – 3:16
  4. "Legs Grow Long" – 4:34
  5. "Never Far Away" – 3:31
  6. "I Will Lay Down" – 3:11
  7. "Sleepaway" – 4:26
  8. "Superlove" – 3:28
  9. "A Different Mood" – 3:29
  10. "Lift Off" – 3:41

Critical reception[edit]

Brisbane's now-defunct Rave magazine gave the album a positive review, writing, "for those raised on meat-and-potatoes Aussie melodic indie guitar rock, this could be considered a betrayal of Young Modern proportions. However, I'm hearing a re-energised band making some of the slinkiest pop of their career".[4] X-Press Magazine wrote, "admittedly, the album gets repetitive, but overall it makes for an enjoyable listen."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review of Holiday.." Facebook. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Holiday Trip of a Lifetime - End of Fashion : Releases : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Collins, Simon (11 May 2012). "Fashies in return to form - The West Australian". au.news.yahoo.com/thewest. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Thrower, Matt (8 May 2012). "Touched By The Hand Of Le Bon". Rave. Brisbane, Australia. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Huckstep, Coral. "END OF FASHION Holiday Trip Of A Lifetime". xpressmag.com.au. Retrieved 3 August 2012.