Dork Hype List Tour 2023 headliners Priestgate have dropped a huge new track, and announced the release of their second EP, ‘One Shade Darker’.
Proudly proclaimed by some-magazine-or-other as the best new live band on the planet, their second collection will drop on 3rd March via Lucky Number. Before that, they’re treating with a gloriously brilliant taster, ‘White Shirt’.
Speaking about the track, 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.”
Yet another example of why Priestgate are quite possibly the best new band in the UK right now, you can check out the video below.
On ‘One Shade Darker’, Rob continues: “It’s our attempt at pushing the sound to another place, but we never sit down and say “let’s make this sound like X artist or Y artist” – we write each song then see if they all work together afterwards. It’s just how we are as a band; we’ve always found ourselves wanting to see what will happen next. It’ll always sound like us to a certain degree, maybe just with a different haircut if you will.”
The Dork Hype List Tour 2023 kicks off in Glasgow on 3rd February, before moving on to Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, London, Brighton, Birmingham and Nottingham. Support will come from Bleach Lab and Medicine Cabinet. You can check out all the details, and grab tickets, below.
03 GLASGOW McChuills – Tickets
04 MANCHESTER YES – Tickets
05 LEEDS Oporto – Tickets
07 BRISTOL Crofters – Tickets
08 LONDON Colours – Tickets
09 BRIGHTON The Albert – Tickets
10 BIRMINGHAM The Rainbow – Tickets
11 NOTTINGHAM Bodega – Tickets