Single Review: Holy Esque – Tear

Posted by Craig Williams

Holy Esque - Tear

Glaswegian post punk outfit Holy Esque‘s recent single, Tear, showcases a maturity and purpose that sees them swagger into full stadium rock territory.  Frontman Pat Hynes throaty, ethereal vocal delivery flirts against Ralph McClure’s pulsating drums and their signature distortion sound.  As the noise levels increase, the chorus sees Hynes’ in full, Primal Scream mode, as he broods about blood covered walls and rose-grappling angels, layered against heavy industrial guitars and even a choral backdrop that brings further emotional weight.

With Tear we see Holy Esque serve up their true credentials as a band, with a song that both bolsters their hymnal, abrasive DNA, while propelling them into the anthemic, with a welcome arrogance that leaves the listener counting the days to their debut album release, At Hopes Ravine, on the 26th February.

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Posted by: Toni Spencer, 20th February 2016