Thursday, July 23, 2020
Track Of The Day :: Priestgate - Now
Words: Sam Geary
Driffield, East Yorkshire's Priestgate dive into a blaze of synth-dripping reverb on resplendent new release 'Now', which arrived lst week.
Coming to our ears last year with 'Summ(air)', their return sees the five-piece glistening in a dreamgaze essence, and once again with an underlying post-punk edge. The nostalgic textures are wrapped around frontman Rob Scholfield’s urgent tenor which exuberantly tops the
“‘NOW’ is our ode to understanding life the way it really stands," say the quintet. "As a band and group of friends, we all know we have made our fair share our 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 plucked soundscapes 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.”