Stream ‘St.’ – http://snd.sc/YShESI
Listen to the debut EP – http://snd.sc/Ydcznw
“Glasgow’s most exciting and inventive new band” – NME
“Their singer’s gravel-throated delivery is extraordinary; a fine new Glasgow group” – Sunday Times Culture
Glasgow four-piece Holy Esque will make their debut US performance at SXSW on March 13th at Latitude 30. Shortly after, the band plans to release their single ‘St.’ on the 25th March.
“’St.’ revolves around appreciation and belief, in life and in one’s self. It portrays a character who loses everything around him through an actual fear of loss, which in turn, results in bitter tragedy” says lead singer Pat Hynes on the single.
The band has once again teamed up with Kevin Burleigh (Glasvegas, Simple Minds) to record and produce the record. Kevin also produced the band’s debut EP in 2012 in the DIY Pink Megic Studios. Armed with big riffs, thick crunchy bass lines and perhaps one of the most unique, yearning vocals in years, Holy Esque meld post-punk with and 90’s alternative rock influences with skilful ability on their debut EP.
Holy Esque formed in 2011 by four young Glaswegians, Pat Hynes (vocals/guitars), Keir Reid (keys), Hugo McGinley (guitar) and Ralph McClure (drums). The band began playing shows throughout the UK in less than six months of their inception and soon the word began to spread.
Following the release of their critically heralded self-titled debut EP the band released a follow up single ‘Tear’ on August 7th 2012. In the back end of 2012 after being hand picked by Sune Rose Wagner the band went on their biggest tour across Europe with The Raveonettes where they continued to impress crowds with their intense live shows.
When they aren’t making music, Glasgow School of Art Students are busy maintaining the aesthetic of the band; Designing their own artwork, printing posters or curating a Tumblr blog of photos. The name and symbol representing Holy Esque doesn’t necessarily represent a religious ideal, rather a concept open for interpretation – something for the band to believe in and fans to put faith in.