Holy Tunics is a Brooklyn, NY rock n’ roll / power pop band started in late 2014, currently featuring drummer Brian Alvarez, bassist/vocalist Matt Billington, guitarist Bryan Thornton, and lead vocalist/guitarist Nick Rogers. In 2017, Holy Tunics opened for Teenage Fanclub and Gin Blossoms locally, recorded their debut full length LP Butter Dish, released April 2018 via Madrid’s Meritorio Records, and split a single with Hamish Kilgour (The Mad Scene, The Clean) via Brooklyn label GP Stripes. In 2018, Holy Tunics went on multiple tours, including one with classic indie act Dumptruck. Covering their debut EP Hot to Trot, released Dec. 2016 (GP Stripes), The Big Takeover Magazine wrote: “Although several tunes date to 2015’s rougher-recorded Notes From Captivity Pt. 2, Holy Tunics have streamlined them with energetic, smoother yet punchy production and playing that reinforces their hooky guitar-pop heroics.” Their new album entitled Hit Parade Lemonade Supersonic Spree produced and engineered by Travis Harrison (Guided by Voices / Built to Spill) is out now via Meritorio Records.
“I always thought the Tunics had a certain 80’s/90’s indie pop feel, conjuring fuzzy, low-fi visions of early REM, The Lemonheads and even fellow Scottish icons like The Beta Band and Belle and Sebastian with their jangly guitar pop. Their music always seems to me to be a boiling mix of brooding indie with wisps of The Smiths and melancholy shoegaze-y elements of the likes of Ride and Swervedriver. The lineup of the reclusive Brooklyn band has changed over the years, but core members, singer and guitarist Nick Rogers and bassist Matt Billington, still have a kind of killer power pop crooning tag team thing going on.” – Pancakes and Whiskey
“Brooklyn stalwarts Holy Tunics have consistently been churning out the type of wispy jangle pop that, in another time and place, would firmly cement them amongst the likes of college rock radio royalty. While all members of this group were born a bit too late to nicely round out a triple bill featuring The Dream Syndicate and The Feelies (although they did woo a Warsaw crowd as the featured act for Teenage Fanclub last year),his foursome continues to carry the baton for their trebly forefathers with their first full-length album.”
– Tom Gallo, Bushwick Daily“…Dashing guitar-pop melodies…”-Alt Citizen
Holy Tunics “Hit Parade Lemonade Supersonic Spree” (June, 2019)
12″ Vinyl Album Limited Edition of 300 (MER 011)
Holy Tunics “Butter Dish” (April, 2018)
12″ Vinyl Album Limited Edition of 275 (MER 004)