Melodic post-hardcore five piece, Holding Absence, fresh off the back of their tour with Blood Youth are set to continue their busy touring schedule this summer. The band recently announced a full 15-date headline UK tour, including a performance at Download Festival and Camden Rocks and have just been confirmed as main support to Young Guns on their September UK tour.

In this exclusive video clip the band, who are all (bar 1) non-meat eaters, chat about the vegan lifestyle and some of their ethics behind it.

Tour Dates:

06/02 – Newport – Le Pub
06/03 – London – Camden Rocks
06/07 – Swansea – Sin City
06/09 – Donington – Download Festival
07/08 – Kettering – The Prince of Wales
07/13 – Glasgow – Garage Attic
07/14 – Edinburgh – Opium
07/15 – Dundee – Beat Generator
07/16 – Aberdeen – Tunnels
07/20 – Stoke-on-Trent – The Sugarmill
07/21 – Gloucestershire – Amplified Festival
07/22 – Bridgewater – The Cobblestones
07/28 – Merthyr Tydfil – Redhouse
07/29 – Bristol – The Lanes @ Fat Lip Festival
07/30 – Brighton – The Green Door Store
08/03 – Guildford – Boileroom
08/04 – Tunbridge Wells – Forum
08/05 – Dover – The Booking Hall
09/21 – Southampton – Engine Rooms *
09/22 – London – Student Central *
09/23 – Birmingham – Asylum *
09/24 – Glasgow – Garage *
09/25 – Manchester – Academy *
09/26 – Cardiff – Globe *

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.