East Yorkshire dream-punk quintet Priestgate have dropped their new single “White Shirt“.
The track features on their just announced EP ‘One Shade Darker‘, set to arrive on March 3 via Lucky Number & Mirror Music Group. Pre-order it here.
‘White Shirt’, is an anthemic homage to their small hometown of Driffield.
Speaking about it, frontman Rob Schofield explains: “It’s about Driffield – whether it be missing it, loving it or hating it… it’s about home. Where we’re from doesn’t really have a creative community, there’s some good joiners – just no bands. It’s about seeing the same old stuff growing up, I’d never really left the place all that much before the band started. I had it in my head that I’d end up making coffins with my dad.”
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.
Priestgate Upcoming Live Shows
03 GLASGOW McChuills
04 MANCHESTER YES
05 LEEDS Oporto
07 BRISTOL Crofters
08 LONDON Colours
09 BRIGHTON The Albert
10 BIRMINGHAM The Rainbow
11 NOTTINGHAM Bodega