Ascendant Yorkshire five-piece Priestgate 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 young bands.
Raised in the sleepy town of Driffield 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.
Drawing comparisons to The Cure and The Maccabees, Priestgate have combined bright guitar-pop hooks with darker lyrical sensibilities, concocting their own angst-laden blend of the hypnotic and euphoric.
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