HOLY ESQUEGlaswegian thrilling four-piece Holy Esque – Pat Hynes, Keir Reid, Hugo McGinley, Ralph McClure – unveil this powerful video directed by William Kennedy for standout track ‘Tear’. A discernment of their unavoidable, hypnotically intense and meaningful debut album ‘At Hope’s Ravine’, out now on Beyond The Frequency Records.

Speaking about the film which tackles depression and loneliness, director Kennedy explains: “The film is about a lonely young woman who loses the ability to dream, who struggles to make ends meet, trapped in a routine and cut off from the people around her. She finds a way to escape her reality through a fleshy, leech-like creature that she keeps under her bed.

She becomes addicted to the sensation, despite knowing that the parasitic creature is slowly taking over her mind and body…The story is cyclical. There is no end. No resolution. There is only routine, and a desperate yearning to escape.”

On the track singer Pat Hynes says: “’Tear’ is a great example of two of the central themes of the album – darkness vs. light and hope.

The song has an emotional weight and looks at the ever-constant fears and woes of everyday life against the hope of something better. It touches on escapism and the pursuit of greater things. It’s essential to the history and make-up of Holy Esque today.”

Live dates
February in-stores
29th Feb – Rough Trade, Nottingham
1st March – Rough Trade East, London
2nd March – Rise, Bristol

April / May 2016 tour
6th April The Underground Plymouth
7th April Mono Falmouth
8th April Carriers Bude
9th April Swn Festival Cardiff
10th April Moles Bath
13th April Soup Kitchen Manchester
14th April Liverpool Arts Club Liverpool
15th April The Sugarmill Stoke on Trent
16th April Sunflower Lounge Birmingham
20th April Lexington London
22nd April Esquires Bedford
23rd April Lennon’s Southampton
24th April The Boileroom Guildford
25th April The Portland Arms Cambridge
27th April The Cookie Leicester
28th April The Bodega Nottingham
29th April Picture House Social Sheffield
1st May Think Tank? Newcastle
19th – 21st May The Great Escape Brighton
29th May Liverpool Sound City