Glasgow’s synth-pop trio, Prides, first emerged early in 2014 with their The Seeds You Sow EP. The success of the energetic band has since snowballed, and 2015 will bring the release of their debut album and their first headline tour.
Prides consists of lead vocalist Stewart Brock, Callum Wiseman, and drummer Lewis Gardiner. 2014 saw the release of their first EP, The Seeds You Sow, as well as concluding the year with the release of the enticingly catchy ‘Out of the Blue’ (that also happens to come with a very cool video). They can be recognised from their performance of ‘Messiah’ at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, as well as touring with Foxes and twentyonepilots.
Prides have already managed to set the benchmark for creativity with their 2014 mixtape. The mixtape consists of a compilation of the band’s favourite songs from 2014, featuring the likes of Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, and even Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy.’ The band managed to get the nine minute medley played, in full, on Radio 1. The mixtape itself is nothing short of brilliant, and the couple of wrong lyrics along the way (as admitted by Stewart) lend themselves to presenting the rawness of the band’s creativity and talent. It is available for free download from Prides’ website.
The band’s sound can be compared to the likes of Bastille and Wild Beasts, paving a unity between pop and an electronic edge with intensely clever lyrics throughout.
2015 will see Prides on their first full blown headline tour, which kicks off in Inverness at the start of February and ventures to Brighton, London and Sheffield. A full album is also on the horizons, so expect great things from Prides this year.
Tickets for Prides tour are available here.