Updated: Nov 1
This weeks Shine A Light Sunday I'd love to introduce you to Priestgate, a 5 piece indie band from Driffield, East Yorkshire. Priestgate are Rob Schofield (vocals), Connor Bingham (lead), Cameron Sampson (bass), Bridie Stagg (drums) and Isaac Ellis (rhythm).
Their 2019 single 'Wouldn't Lie' was a solid debut and having honed their craft with a year of experimentation, abstraction and performing, they've been working on perfecting their psychoactive soundscape.
Their latest single 'NOW' is set for release July 17 and has definitely seen them grow as musicians both instrumentally and lyrically.
"‘NOW’ is our ode to understanding life the way it really stands. As a band and group of friends, we all know we have made our fair share of mistakes. We also know that everyone listening has made their fair share too, and will continue to mess up inevitably along the way in their individual journeys, just as equally as we will too. Our collective perception of the experiences in our youth have been distilled and refined into ‘NOW’. We have taken inspiration from RIDE, The Cure and Slowdive, curdling them together into a sonic tonic ready for fresh digestion and growth into our styles. The result is pulsing, rhythmic and breathing with young life", the band told us in their press release for 'NOW'
As a treat I've included the lyric video for 'NOW' in this article. You can also pre-save 'NOW' here
'NOW' is the kind of song that becomes an part of a bands repertoire. You know it's going to be a live staple, a fan favourite. I can honestly see people loving this track - if you're a fan of the likes of Foals, Palace or latterly the likes of Pacific and The Magic Gang, then Priestgate are going to be right up your street!
With as impressive a second release as 'NOW', I'm excited to see what else Priestgate have in store for us.
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