wrest are a hotly-tipped Scottish indie folk-rock band, making music from Edinburgh’s Old Town. Their sound combines soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies, reminiscent of bands like Frightened Rabbit, The National, Idlewild, Snow Patrol and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Building on previous critically-acclaimed projects, wrest were reborn in 2018 with the launch of debut single ‘Adventurers’, quickly building a strong live following. Two more singles followed, with ‘Hope Springs’ and ‘Human’, the lead single from debut album ‘Coward of Us All’ (BBC Radio Rapal Album of the Week). Songs from the album are regularly played on BBC Radio, including The Roddy Hart Show and Rapal. In 2019, ‘Human’ was added to Spotify’s Lost in the Woods playlist, taking wrest to a larger national and international audience.
Since the album launch, wrest have toured across Scotland and beyond, with sell-out shows up and down the country including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Lerwick, Galashiels.
wrest have made an explosive start to 2020, with a sold-out headline show at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, the first sold-out show of the festival, then selling out their biggest ever headline show to date at Edinburgh’s Mash House in February with a month to spare.
The band return to Mac Arts this Dec after a phenomenal reception back in November 2019
Don’t miss this must-go gig from one of Scotland’s most exciting emerging live acts.
“Scotland’s best new band” Border Telegraph
“Best Scottish Album 2019” Scots Whay Hae /Postcards from the Underground
“Scotland’s most exciting emerging live act” BBC Radio Galashiels
“An emotional adventure you have to experience” Independent Music News
“Album of the Week” BBC Radio Rapal
“Ones to Watch 2020” Independent Music News