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"Fans of The National and Frightened Rabbit will love Edinburgh’s Wrest" Jim Gellatly "Scotland's best new band" Border Telegraph "Scotland's most exciting emerging live act" BBC Radio Shetland "An emotional adventure you have to experience" Independent Music News "Best Scottish Album 2019" Scots Whay Hae/Postcards from the Underground 
 Wrest is a Scottish indie band, making music from Edinburgh's Old Town. The 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 was reborn in 2018 with the launch of debut single ‘Adventurers’, quickly building a strong local 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). 
 Since the album launch, wrest have toured across Scotland and beyond, with sell-out shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Hamburg. 
 ‘Coward of Us All’ was launched in May 2019 and released on limited edition first press 12" vinyl in September 2019. In January 2020, wrest performed a sold-out show at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, the first sold-out show of the festival. 
 During lockdown restrictions in 2020, the band recorded an EP, 'A World That Has Left You Unspoken', remotely from home. 
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