Holy Pinto is an indie pop band from Canterbury, England led by singer and songwriter, Aymen Saleh. Playing colorful pop rock anthems through the lens of pop-punk and emo, Holy Pinto sings about love, growing up, the tyranny of distance and, often, the bittersweet taste of nostalgia.  Originally formed as a duo between Aymen and his friend, Ryan Hurley, the project released its debut record, Congratulations, in April of 2016 and embarked on a restless tour-schedule involving runs in the UK, Europe and United States to support the release.

On the upcoming record “Tales from the Travelling T-shirt Salesman”, Aymen picks up where he left off on Congratulations – having decided to roll the dice on a musician’s life. This collection of songs is a bit more summery than their predecessors, and listeners will find themselves soaking in vibes similar to some of Aymen’s favorite Scandinavian indie-pop musicians, such as Jens Lekman. The twisted versions of latin, reggaeton and cumbia-inspired beats and grooves on tracks such as “Gold Leaf” are blended smoothly with infectious, sing-along choruses creating a sound that is relatable but inherently unique.

The song “Gold Leaf” is about distance, the restless feeling of wanting to ramble, of being wide-eyed about the world and wanting to chase experience. The song is tinged with sadness and regret; about what you sometimes give up, the potential of letting someone down and leaving them behind whilst following your internal compass and indulging your inner-restlessness. It’s also about smoking addiction!

You can now discover this single taken from Tales from the Travelling T-shirt Salesman EP available on YouTube below:

You can also preorder the full EP via Monkey Boy Records on vinyl here:Vinyl preorder

Holy Pinto is an indie pop punk band formed in 2013 and consists of Aymen Saleh and Ryan Hurley. They are heavily influenced by bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, The Front Bottoms, Jimmy Eat World.
They will be on tour in June and July, check out the dates below:
6/21 – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
6/22 – Canterbury, UK – UCA Bar
6/23 – London, UK – TBC
6/24 – Southampton, UK – The Alexandra
6/26 – Manchester, UK – Night People
6/27 – Glasgow, UK – Bloc
6/29 – Newcastle, UK – TBC
6/30 – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers
7/1 – Birmingham, UK – TBC
7/2 – Leuven, BE – Café ‘t Vervolg
7/3 – Lille, FR – Bobble Café
7/5 – Stockholm, SWE – Nomad
7/6 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sekten
7/10 – Berlin, DE – Scharni
7/12 – Budapest, HU – TBC
7/13 – Bratislava, SK – Kulturák
7/16 – Linz, AT – Secret Venue
7/17 – Vienna, AT – TBC

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