Holy Pinto to release new EP “Tales from the Travelling T-shirt Salesman” on June 22nd 2018

Holy Pinto Tales from the Travelling T-shirt Salesman EP cover
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” (due out on June 22nd, 2018), 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!

Watch the video for the new single “Gold Leaf” below.

You can also pre-order the full EP via Monkey Boy Records on vinyl here.


Side A:
1. Gold Leaf
2. Salt
3. Bitter Enemies

Side B:
1. Very Adult
2. King

UK & European Tour Dates 2018:
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