Arsoniste Strip Down Sound for Sophomore EP “Holes”

Arsoniste brings their whole truth and less synth to latest release.


Halifax, Nova Scotia – Arsoniste combines melancholy vocals with a pop-inspired palette of piano and string arrangements on their sophomore EP “Holes”.

“Holes” is an album inspired by the emotional restrictions writer and band leader, Rachel Sunter, places on herself. She writes about anxiety, depression, passion and love with “Holes”. Exploring all themes within the rollercoaster of being in a relationship. “This album was an escape”, Sunter explains. “After performing in a concert series with the HMC (Halifax Music Co-op, a local orchestra, choir and teaching school) in September 2015, I was so inspired by the orchestral approach to my songs that I decided to spend some time working exclusively on my acoustic material.”  A blogger and advocate for mental health and women’s rights, Sunter continues to draws lyrical content from real life encounters with abuse and loss.

The “Holes” EP release takes place on Monday, July 19th at the Bust Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS at 8pm.

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