Prides

Preaching from the Pews: Prides

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The rather fabulous synth-pop band Prides are Stewart Brock (piano, lead vocals), Callum Wiseman (guitar, piano, vocals) and Lewis Gardner (drums). Formed last year, if the name sounds familiar to you, it may well be because they played the closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the summer.

Comparisons might well be made with Future Islands and Chvrches – but on the evidence of the two tracks below, you should see (and hear) that Prides are most definitely following their own path.

‘Out Of The Blue’ is their latest single, released recently:

The video for ‘Messiah’ (the song performed at the closing ceremony in Glasgow) from The Seeds You Sow EP, released earlier this year:

They’re out on tour in February 2015 and the tour dates in England and Scotland are as follows:

Thursday, 5 February – Ironworks, Inverness
Friday 6 February – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Saturday 7 February – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Wednesday, 11 February– The Haunt, Brighton
Thursday, 12 February – Heaven, London
Friday, 13 February – Bodega, Nottingham
Saturday, 14 February – The Leadmill, Sheffield

Tickets are on sale from their website.

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