East Yorkshire dream-punk quintet Priestgate have dropped their new single “Some Things Never Change“.
The song is out now via Lucky Number & Mirror Music Group. and is the band’s first new music since their debut EP, ‘Eyes Closed For The Winter’, released back in March.
Speaking about it, Priestgate vocalist Rob Schofield explains:
“Change has been a theme through our tracks and the more I thought about that the more I understood that not everything does. This song is the opposite of our previous work in that sense, it’s quite literal, some things never change.”
Grab it here and watch the Luke Hallet-directed video below.
Raised in the sleepy town of Driffield in East Yorkshire, Priestgate are Rob Schofield (vocals), Bridie Stagg (drums), Connor Bingham (guitar), Isaac Ellis (guitar), and Kai Overton (bass). The nucleus of Priestgate came together after Ellis was recommended to the band by none other than Schofield’s dad, who he works alongside building coffins as his 9-5 job. Soon after Overton, a mental health worker for the local council, completed the line-up.
Formed as a battlecry 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.
Priestgate Upcoming live Dates
12 London, Scala ^
15 Norwich, Wild Paths Festival
22 Cardiff, SWN Festival
5 Brighton, Mutations Festival
12 Glasgow, Great Western Festival
24 Newcastle, Live at Central *
17 Hull, Social
*supporting Pale Waves