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The Holy

Finland

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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 was released on 16.2.2024 via PME Records.




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