The Holy

Photo:Kuva: Samuli Vienola

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. Mixes of post-punk, Springsteen and krautrock influences are often mentioned when speaking about The Holy’s sound and songwriting. Lead singer Eetu Henrik Iivari’s timeless voice and the combination of fierce drumming, analog synths and guitar loaded wall of sound makes you often feel comfortably uncomfortable.

Starting out in the small venues of Helsinki, The Holy have traveled a long way performing in festivals and venues across Europe in Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Austria. They have showcased at 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 October 2021, legendary German music television show Rockpalast broadcast The Holy’s performance at Crossroads Festival. In the past, the German/French TV channel Arte filmed the band’s performance at Flow Festival 2019 in cooperation with Finland’s YLE, 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. In 2020 they released their sophomore album Mono Freedom whose lyrical theme was inspired by Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us, a classic science book that goes through a bunch of scenarios that would happen to mother earth if humans would disappear today. In late 2023 they are releasing their much anticipated third album Ländmark.

The Holy are:
Eetu Henrik Iivari – Vocals
Pyry Peltonen – Guitar
Laura Kangasniemi – Bass
Mikko Maijala – Drums
Eero Jääskeläinen – Drums

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  • Shows

    Past shows

    to 05.10.23

    Tavara-asema (Lost In Music), Tampere

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    pe 10.12.21

    Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

    la 13.11.21

    Torvi, Lahti

    pe 12.11.21

    G Livelab, Helsinki

    la 06.11.21

    G Livelab, Tampere

    pe 05.11.21

    Dynamo, Turku

    la 30.10.21

    Suisto, Hämeenlinna

    la 20.02.21

    Torvi, Lahti

    pe 19.02.21

    Dynamo, Turku

    la 07.11.20

    Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä

    la 31.10.20

    G Livelab, Tampere

    la 24.10.20

    45 Special, Oulu

    pe 02.10.20

    Tavastia-klubi, Helsinki

    pe 31.07.20

    G Livelab, Tampere

    la 02.11.19

    G Livelab, Tampere

    pe 04.10.19

    Superwood, Helsinki

    to 26.09.19

    Ja Ja Ja x Iceland Airwaves, The Lexington, Lontoo

    to 05.09.19

    PopPaavali-klubi, Paavalin kirkko, Helsinki

    ma 26.08.19

    Huvilateltta, Helsinki

    su 11.08.19

    Flow Festival, Helsinki

    la 10.08.19

    Aulanko Areena, Hämeenlinna

    la 27.07.19

    Karmarock, Harjavalta

    su 07.07.19

    Ruisrock, Turku

    to 27.06.19

    Provinssi, Seinäjoki

    pe 07.06.19

    Sideways, Helsinki

    to 16.05.19

    Klubi, Tampere

    to 14.02.19

    Rytmikorjaamo (Mars-festivaali), Seinäjoki

    la 26.01.19

    Garagefest, Kerubi, Joensuu

    pe 25.01.19

    Garagefest, Jyväskylä

    la 01.12.18

    Bar 15, Seinäjoki

    pe 30.11.18

    Musikcafé After Eight, Pietarsaari

    to 29.11.18

    45 Special, Oulu

    la 24.11.18

    Suisto, Hämeenlinna

    pe 23.11.18

    Dynamo, Turku

    la 10.11.18

    Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

    la 22.09.18

    Hämeenlinnan tori, Hämeenlinna

    pe 03.08.18

    Porispere, Pori

    pe 08.06.18

    Rockfest, Hyvinkää

    la 14.04.18

    Henry's Pub, Kuopio

    pe 13.04.18

    Torvi, Lahti

    la 07.04.18

    45 Special, Oulu

    pe 06.04.18

    Ritz, Vaasa

    la 31.03.18

    Tavastia, Helsinki

    pe 30.03.18

    Olympia, Tampere

    la 10.03.18

    Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä

    pe 09.03.18

    Kerubi, Joensuu

    la 03.03.18

    Suisto, Hämeenlinna

    pe 02.03.18

    Dynamo, Turku


    Henry's Pub, Kuopio


    Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik