wrest are a hotly-tipped Scottish indie folk-rock band, making music from Edinburghs 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 Spotifys 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, Shetland.
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 June after a phenomenal reception back in November 2019