Drawing influence from artists like The Avalanches, Beach House, Animal Collective and JDilla, Holiday Party (Luke McDonald and Mel Tickle) build songs with homemade samples, creating junkyard pop music.
Their self-titled debut album was recorded at The Plutonium Studios in Kelvin Grove and in their homes in Brisbane, Australia. Produced by Luke McDonald, mixed by
Miro Mackie, Will You mixed by Jonathan Boulet, mastered by Jonathan Boulet. Additional engineering by Aidan Hogg. All songs written and performed by Holiday Party — Luke McDonald, Mel Tickle, Peter Bernoth and Scott Bromiley. Drums on Let Down and Something by James Wright. Vocal samples on Spending My Life by Oscar McDonald.
The choir on Something That’s Not Wasted and No One is Jessica Barrett, Jolie Chatfield, Jaimee Fryer, Benny Nelson, May Lyn, Johanna Davie, Jeremy Beamish and Dee Bradbery.