PRIESTGATE – ” Eyes Closed For The Winter ” EP

Posted: March 25, 2022 in MUSIC

Hailing from the sleepy rural town of Driffield, Yorkshire, Priestgate are charismatic, angsty and euphoric in equal measure. After a stellar year of experimentation, the band have emerged in 2020 with their own brand of guitar music infusing pop hooks with dark sensibilities as popularised by The Cure and Joy Division. The band have received support from So Young, Radio 1 and 6Music.

This Ascendant Yorkshire five-piece share their debut EP “Eyes Closed For The Winter”, on Lucky Number. Produced by Nick Hodgson (Alfie Templeman) and mixed by Caesar Edmunds (Foals, The Killers, PJ Harvey) the EP is a formidable statement straight out the gates – and a window into the world of one of Britain’s most thrilling new young bands.

Raised in the sleepy town of in East Yorkshire, the band is made up of Rob Schofield (vocals), Bridie Stagg (drums), Connor Bingham (guitar), Isaac Ellis (guitar), and Kai Overton (bass). Formed as a battle-cry against the restlessness and mundanity of rural life, Priestgate began as a reaction to the sparse local music scene around them, which in turn has allowed them to craft and develop their own unique sound without the added pressure of conformity.

Priestgate have combined bright guitar-pop hooks with darker lyrical sensibilities, concocting their own angst-laden blend of the hypnotic and euphoric.

Released March 25th, 2022

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