The track features on the band's upcoming debut, At Hope's Ravine, and links up with the glorious "Silences" and "Hexx" in giving fans a preview.

Lead vocalist Pat Hynes demonstrates his magnetic talent on "Tear". His caustic, serrated howls punch from his lips with gusto; every line sounds more painful than the last, but he continues in an act of self-flagellation. It's emotional, beautiful, and hella noisy thanks to the combined efforts of booming drums, electrifying basslines, and squalling post-punk axes.

Speaking about the track, 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.”

At Hope's Ravine is due for release 26 February on Beyond The Frequency. "Tear" is released on a limited edition 7" (backed with new cut "Oslo").

Stream "Tear" below. Check out the band's upcoming live shows and in-stores after.


29 - Rough Trade, Nottingham (in-store)


1 - Rough Trade East, London (in-store)
2 - Rise, Bristol (in-store)


6 - The Underground, Plymouth
7 - Mono, Falmouth
8 - Carriers, Bude
10 - Moles, Bath
13 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
14 - Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool
15 - The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent
16 - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
20 - Lexington, London
22 - Esquires, Bedford
23 - Lennon's, Southampton
24 - The Boileroom, Guildford
25 - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
27 - The Cookie, Leicester
28 - The Bodega, Nottingham
29 - Picture House Social, Sheffield


1 - Think Tank?, Newcastle
7 - Art School, Glasgow
19-21 - The Great Escape, Brighton