First there was Chvrches, now here’s another Scottish three piece demonstrating that stereotyping our friends from Alba of only being capable of kicking out nothing but great indie guitar / rock bands is way off the mark. Prides, a three piece from Glasgow hit hard and hooky with their debut track Out of the Blue. It’s a rewarding mix of raw synth pop and chanted vocals that to paraphrase LCD Soundsystem sounds like Prides would be singing “Well Yazoo is playing at our house, our house.” At the time of writing it has about 700 plays on Soundcloud. Probably 100 of those are due to Breaking More Waves going at it on repeat like a synth starved monkey. Our neighbours are probably getting very annoyed – we’ve been playing this one loud.
So who are Prides? A little bit of digging (one quick Google search) suggests that two of their number are Stewart Brock and Lewis Gardner who previously went under the name Midnight Lion, but now they’re a three piece with Stewart and new member Callum sharing vocals. Having launched just a few days ago the band have a small number of shows in Scotland lined up (the brilliantly named Brew At The Bog in Inverness on 4th May and then Stag & Dagger in Glasgow on 18th May) but for those of us down south we’ll just have to wait a bit, but hopefully those gigs will come. Until then, we'll just keep pressing play on this one. "Well Prides is playing at our house, our house."
Prides - Out Of The Blue