Holy Pinto is the charming indie-pop band of Canterbury duo Aymen Saleh and Ryan Hurley. In late 2013 after leaving University, the long-time school-friends rented a dark, damp, ominous room in an old abandoned cotton-mill in Manchester, and took to writing and recording music. Built on the foundation of Aymen’s bright, shimmery rhythm guitar, coupled with Ryan’s uniquely commanding, creative and dynamic drumming. Holy Pinto are a very lyrically focussed band, that takes from the prosaic storytelling style of some of their favourite artists such as Jens Lekman, The Mountain Goats and The Weakerthans. Aymen’s talky, British accent colored vocal draws comparison to compatriot Frank Turner, and more stylistically, The Front Bottoms. However, their warm indie rock sound is more reminiscent of bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, and the closer to home, Bombay Bicycle Club. Their debut album was released April 8th via Softspeak Records.