Jacobs Back Room
Raised in the sleepy town of Driffield, Yorkshire, Priestgate are Rob Schofield [vocals], Bridie Stagg [drums], Connor Bingham [guitar], Isaac Ellis [guitar] and Kai Overton [bass]. Formed as a battlecry against the restlessness and mundanity of rural life, Priestgate began as a reaction to the sparse local music scene that surrounded them, which in turn has allowed them to craft their own unique sound without the added pressure of conformity. The band combine bright guitar-pop hooks with darker lyrical sensibilities, concocting their own angst-laden blend of the hypnotic and euphoric. Since the release of their debut EP Eyes Closed For The Winter on Lucky Number, it has already received widespread praise from the likes of NME, Dork, DIY and Clash, plus the title track was Next Wave on Jack Saunders’ Future Artists show.