Scottish Indie rock band Holy Esque has announced plans to release their self-titled debut EP on April 23. The EP will be available digitally on iTunes and on CD at upcoming shows.
Listen to the new track “Rose” streaming now here.
The young Holy Esque, whose members range from 19 to 20 years old, formed in early 2011 in Glasgow and consists of Pat Hynes (vocals/guitar), 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. After posting a few demos online, word spread rapidly about the enigmatic band’s intense sonic morass of distortion and atmospheric soundscapes, landing them coverage on numerous blogs and NME’s prestigious “Radar
,” who said “HE really benefit from that everything up to ten
factor, but also know their way around a riff that kinda sounds like classic Bunnymen played by James Dean Bradfield….you’ll be needing to play this loud.”
In early 2012, Holy Esque entered the DIY Pink Megic Studios built in a flat in the Southside of Glasgow with producer Kevin Burleigh (Glasvegas, Simple Minds, Supernaturals) to record their debut self-titled debut. Armed with big riffs, thick crunchy bass lines and perhaps one of the most unique, yearning vocals heard in years, Holy Esque meld post-punk and 90’s alternative rock influences with skillful ability on their debut. Featuring driving indie rock anthems like “Rose” and “Ladybird Love,” the EP is an incredible introduction to Glasgow’s most promising new band.
Holy Esque EP Track Listing:
1. Ladybird Love
3. Loneliest Loneliness
4. Prophet of Privilege
Holy Esque Tour Dates:
April 20 – Glenrothes, UK – The Greenside
April 25 – Leeds, UK – Nation of Shopkeepers
April 26 – Stoke, UK – Fat Cats
April 27 – London, UK – Camden Barfly
April 28 – London, UK – Old Blue Last
May 4 – Dundee, UK – The Doghouse
May 5 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo