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Sunday, 23 February 2014

#252: Catching Up With...Holy Esque


With only a handful of releases behind them, it seems that Glasgwegian four-piece Holy Esque have struck it lucky. Their self-titled debut EP and subsequent follow-up singles have earned them friends in high places, with the likes of Huw Stephens and 'Q' backing the band for big things. Not only that, but the last two years has seen the band's prominence rise overseas, with notable slots at SXSW and a support slot with The Raveonettes affording the band greater audiences both across the Atlantic, and on the continent. Formed in 2011 at the Glasgow School of Art, Holy Esque have built a solid reputation as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the independent scene. After spending 2013 performing everywhere from The Great Escape, CMJ, Berlin Music Week and South by Southwest, as well as a guest slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury, Holy Esque play London's Shacklewell Arms on March 7 as a warm-up to their return to Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Festival.

So, with that, and having just released their latest single 'Silences' on February 10, we thought now would be a good time to catch up with frontman Pat Hynes before duty drags him away again.