Holy Esque return to Birmingham Sunflower Lounge

At Hope’s Ravine is the debut album by Holy Esque. It is a primal, muscular, and utterly elemental work – a true epic in an era when such an epithet is overused. Here, bold is beautiful and the Glasgow quartet’s messages of hope and grief, escape and yearning are writ large across sonic skies. This is epic 21st century music occasionally reminiscent of Boy-era U2, early Simple Minds and Echo & The Bunnymen or perhaps more contemporary bands such The NationalThe WalkmenInterpol and Titus Andronicus.

Chiming guitars interweave with emotive synth embellishments, all shot through with Pat Hynes’ inimitable vocals, delivered from a dark place somewhere deep within his very centre. His is a voice that shifts from breathless, searching soul to an impassioned roar strong enough to topple buildings. Some reviewers have likened his tremulous waver to Fergal Sharkey, others with that of Ellery Roberts of late Manchester band Wu Lyf, with whom Holy Esque have toured, but make no mistake Hynes’ voice is an entirely unique entity, an extra instrument. A force of nature.

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HOLY ESQUE PLAY THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 16TH APRIL 2016. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Hexx’ below: