Today Glasgow-based duo Prides return with their new single ”Are You Ready” – the second cut to be revealed in this exciting new phase of their career, in the build up to the much-anticipated release of their second full length album – penned for release in 2017.
The new single follows their comeback single “Rome” – released earlier this year to feverish excitement from the pairs loyal fanbase. Another hugely accomplished release, “Are You Ready” sees Prides continuing their natural move towards a well-rounded, guitar/drum led sound, complimented by elegant electronic touches.
Lyrically it’s about forgiveness explain the band. “It’s about those long nights you stay awake trying to figure out what you want, talking till the early hours, drinking too much, smoking too much, thinking too much. Saying the wrong thing, saying the right thing, saying anything.”
Best Of May 2016
Looking back on the month of May, the blog looks a little thinner than usual, definitely because I’ve been bad making time for the blog because of a new job. Could also be a slower time for new tunes too, who knows. Either way, these playlists still have some gems, just expect a shorter playlist than usual.
Check out new music from Hannah Georgas, Holy Fuck, Prides, Monogem along with IMF newcomers Carmody and Seramic.
I had the best opportunity to sleep in today and I blew it. Like clockwork, I work up before 7, unable to shut it down again. Looks like the wee hours of Saturday mornings are blog time, when I’ll be catching up on a weeks worth of new music.
In my inbox was a new track from Scottish band Prides, the first since their acclaimed debut album The Way Back Up was released last year. “Rome” features huge, clattering drums against duelling synth and guitar lines, with lead singer Stewart Brock’s distinctive vocals
“Lyrically it’s a plea. To stay, to try, to forgive, to work towards something bigger and better. It was a joy to be writing again, it’s been too long” – explains frontman Stewart.
Follow the band online here.
And, the playlists are up! Check out what rocked in February, via all your favourite platforms (Rdio, Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube). This past month started off 2015 in a great way with some killer tunes from EXGF, The Wombats, The Tallest Man On Earth, Young Empires, Passion Pit and many more.