Holy Esque

Sat 22nd Sep 2018
6:00pm | 10:00pm curfew
Tickets: £8.50
Age restrictions: 18+
Presented by Live Nation

Holy Esque formed in Glasgow in 2011. Frontman Hynes and keyboardist Keir Reid both grew up in post-war Lanarkshire new town East Kilbride, a place most usually known for its brutalist architecture and the birthplace of The Jesus and Mary Chain. Keyboardist Reid and drummer Ralph McClure met at the famed Glasgow School of Art (alumni include members of Franz Ferdinand, Peter Capaldi and generations of Scotland’s most eminent poets, writers and painters) and Hugo McGinley joined on guitar.

After a string of incredibly well received EP’s and their critically acclaimed debut album ‘At Hope’s Ravine’, Holy Esque toured extensively across the globe, appearing on KEXP and at SXSW (3 years in a row) as well as receiving praise from the likes of Consequence Of Sound, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit and Rolling Stone. More importantly, they now have a burgeoning fanbase, not confined to the borders of their homeland.


“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

“Like Future Islands jamming with Joy Division” Rough Trade

“A ferocious brand of post-punk” KEXP

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