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THE HOLY

Electronic Press Kit

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BIOGRAPHY

The Holy are a Finnish alternative rock band formed in Helsinki in 2014. The quintet has been shaking the ground of the Nordic music scene since the release of their debut EP More Escher And Random Notes in 2016. Mixes of post-punk, Bruce Springsteen and Peter Gabriel with Krautrock influences are often mentioned when speaking about The Holy’s well crafted sound and songwriting.

Hailing from one of the darkest countries in the world, The Holy are known for their Nordic melancholy, highly explosive live shows and for the unusual band formation that includes two drummers who keep the pulse high at all times. Lead singer Eetu Henrik Iivari’s tense and timeless voice and the guitar loaded wall of sound often make you feel comfortably uncomfortable.

 

Starting out in the small venues of Helsinki, The Holy have traveled a long way performing over 150 shows - including all the major Finnish festivals; Flow Festival, Ruisrock, Provinssirock, Ilosaarirock, as well as touring across Europe in Sweden, the Baltics, GSA, UK, Benelux, and Hungary. They have showcased at MaMA 2023, Tallinn Music  Week 2022, Midem Digital Edition 2020, Eurosonic 2019, Iceland Airwaves 2019, Reeperbahn Festival 2018, Where Is The Music, JaJaJa London, Berlin & Vienna, and Finland’s own Lost In Music.

In 2021, legendary German music television show Rockpalast broadcast The Holy’s performance at Crossroads Festival and German public broadcasting radio station Deutschlandfunk featured the band on Rock et cetera with a designated one-hour special. In 2019, German/French TV channel Arte broadcast The Holy’s performance at Flow Festival 2019 and Seattle based KEXP filmed their show at Iceland Airwaves 2019, which was published on the station’s popular YouTube channel.

The Holy’s debut album Daughter gathered praise both in Europe and Finland, resulting in an EMMA-nomination (Finnish Grammy) for Critics’ Choice in 2019. The reviews praised the honest songwriting and lyrical themes of the album including topics such as the 1990s Finnish economic recession and its reflection on the youth of its time.

Their third album Ländmark will be released on 16.2.2024 via PME Records.

 

The Holy are:

Eetu Henrik Iivari | Vocals & Guitar

Pyry Peltonen | Guitar

Laura Kangasniemi | Bass

Mikko Maijala | Drums
Eero Jääskeläinen | Drums

FLOW FESTIVAL 2019

ROCKPALAST 2021

LIVE HIGHLIGHTS

2022

Sziget Festival (HU)

Rocken am Brocken (GER)

Devilstone Festival (LT)

Appletree Garden Festival (GER)

Mañana Mañana Festival (NL)

Tallinn Music Week (EST)

2021

Rockpalast Crossroads Festival (GER)

Haldern Pop (GER)

Kesärauha Festival (FI)

2019

Iceland Airwaves (IS)

Ja Ja Ja (UK)

Flow Festival (FI)

Orange Blossom Festival (GER)

Siren's Call Festival (LU)

Provinssirock (FI)

Ruisrock (FI)

Eurosonic (NL)

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

2024

1.3. Korjaamo, Helsinki (FI)

2.3. Suisto, Hämeenlinna (FI)

8.3. Voimala, Oulu (FI)

9.3. G Livelab, Tampere (FI)

15.3. Dynamo, Turku (FI)

16.3. Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä (FI)

22.3. Kannusali, Espoo (FI)

23.3. Torvi, Lahti (FI)

29.6. Provinssi Festival (FI)

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

"When you name yourself something as powerful and resounding as The Holy, you’ve got to have a sound that’s equally as resonant and reverent. And, of course, Finnish band The Holy are exactly that.

When the group formed under a unified vision of creating a sound that felt “enormous.” Where they saw musical trends turning inward and looking smaller, both in sound and instruments, The Holy wanted to go the opposite direction. If you’re starting your band with two drummers, you’re definitely on track to create something akin to a sonic earthquake."

KEXP (2019)

"Finland's The Holy are a ferocious live proposition. Visiting London for vital Nordic showcase Ja Ja Ja last year, the band tore Angel's Lexington venue to pieces.

Unveiling new material for the first time, The Holy's crunching set rippled with authority, that sense of a band operating with true purpose."

Clash (2020)

"This band has something special, their live energy is fed from many sources; two drummers and a bassist who ignite a stoic beat that is reminiscent of early Gang Of Four, guitars that are partly reminiscent of Wire, violin and keys that underline the bombast and above that a voice that is not at all afraid of grand vocal gestures. Plus songs that are anthemic and catchy.

Live they ignite a real spectacle, you don't need a pyro show to ignite stages. Without creating artificial pathos, their songs become hymns, rousing and inspiring."

Rockpalast (2021)

BEGGA ON KNRK 947FM PORTLANDThe Holy
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CONTACT

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MANAGEMENT

Trinifold Management

lydia@trinifold.co.uk

LABEL

PME Records

laura@pmerecords.fi

BOOKING

ITB Agency

lucia@itb.co.uk 

All Day Agency (Finland)

feniks@allday.fi 

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