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The 2nd choice on the Breaking More Waves Ones to Watch 2023 list is Yorkshire 5-piece Priestgate.
Having so far released 5 songs on streaming services between 2020 and 2022, the main reason for including Priestgate is for the band’s chaotically brilliant live shows that have been wowing punters across the UK - and with a tour lined up for February 2023 expect to see more people enthusing about their gigs. This is a band that fully immerse themselves in their gigs, with a shirt ripping, audience prowling, gothic new wave energy that is part Iggy Pop and part Walt Disco, but always totally brilliant.
There’s a searing energy to Priestgate that they are now beginning to translate into their recorded music as well; recent single Some Things Never Change is their most anthemic to date featuring some of the most elevating, cinematic and exuberant guitar sounds you’ll hear this year. If it’s any indication of where they are heading then not only will their 2023 gigs be must sees, so their recordings will become must listens.
Priestgate - Some Things Never Change