Scottish indie band Holy Esque are about to deliver their first EP on April 23rd and I received a stream of “Rose” in my e-mail as a bit of a teaser of sorts. This may sound strange, but first blush reminds me of grizzled Americana vocals (think The War On Drugs or even The Boss himself) combined with the more glistening sound we are used to hearing from indie rock across the pond.
“Rose” was a surprise because these guys were completely off my radar, but it has definitely piqued my interest for the EP. In the e-mail the sound was described as turned up to 10 and I believe I can second that opinion. It’s loud and sweeping; in all an excellent late night jam.