WITH their monumental hometown headline show at St. Luke’s looming ever closer, it appears that Holy Esque are experiencing an unprecedented run of acclaim in 2015 which has enhanced their confidence and saw them strive for more at every interval.
Having enraptured Radio 1’s Annie Mac in recent weeks and with a coveted slot at Brighton’s The Great Escape confirmed for May of next year, there’s no denying that they are on the ascent as they gear up for the release of their debut full length At Hope’s Ravine.
With mere days to go before they make their presence felt in front of a receptive and adoring hometown crowd, the band have unveiled the accompanying visuals for the stellar ‘Hexx’.
Delivered with righteous rage and unbridled passion, ‘Hexx’ is a breathtaking affair which combines elements of menacing, Killing Joke-esque post punk with a remarkable undercurrent of industrial music that aids in displaying their limitless versatility. Spurred on by exultant yet relentless percussion and Pat Hynes’ deeply affecting and soul-baring vocal style, it’s a testament to just how special this band truly are.
If you thought the heart-wrenching power of this track began and ended with the music, it’s only amplified by the challenging and deeply powerful imagery that’s present throughout its video. Demonstrating the torturous and bewildering nature of love through both easily decipherable and more abstract scenes, the William Kennedy directed clip is a difficult watch that correlates beautifully with ‘Hexx’.
At Hope’s Ravine will be released on the 26th February 2016 via Beyond The Frequency.
Check out the amazing video below: