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The EP includes two tracks from last year's EP 'The Seeds You Sow'.
Prides are making their mark on US soil with the upcoming release of a new stateside EP entitled 'Higher Love'; out this Spring, they'll be following up the release with a series of headline dates as part of their 'Out Of The Red, White And Blue Tour'.
Prides to unveil US EP 'Higher Love'
The Scottish synthpop trio achieved much success with their debut EP 'The Seeds You Sow' in February 2014, quickly garnering overseas attention and embarking on a US tour while also making an appearance at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin. Now they're spectacularly returning to the States with a special EP release just for them, alongside some new headline dates. 'Higher Love' features four tracks; two from 'The Seeds You Sow' (the title single and 'Messiah', which they originally performed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games), their 'FIFA 15' video game soundtrack song 'Out of the Blue' and, of course, title single 'Higher Love'.
Standon Calling's tenth anniversary celebrated with a stellar line-up.
Hertfordshire's most eventful music festival Standon Calling is set to return for its 10th anniversary, and a host of new line-up additions are announced as the event draws nearer; including UK festival favourites The Horrors. Though that's not all you can look forward to.
Joining the likes of already announced headliners Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols and Basement Jaxx are indie five-piece The Horrors, whose last album 'Luminous' (released in 2014) reached number 6 in the UK albums chart, as well as Dingwalls DJs Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge, electro duo Bondax and Scottish synthpop trio Prides.
Here's 10 of our must-see emerging international artists for South by Southwest 2014.
South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) is widely known as THE festival for emerging musical talent with artists both established and up-and-coming flocking from around the globe to Austin, Texas to offer the musical experience of a lifetime to eager festival goers. Having begun in 1987, the weekend event has seen some exciting acts, virtually all of which have shot to international recognition since their slot on the SXSW bill - and very deservedly.
It's a huge opportunity for fledgling bands across the world with such a vast line-up that takes over the whole of Austin for over a week. Unlike most festivals were an artist has to be signed or at least have an agent to feature in the line-up, SXSW does a great job at embracing unsigned talent. The weekend even sees dozens of secret gigs dotted around the city as no-one is ever quite sure of who is and who isn't playing. Prince, Arcade Fire and Jay-Z are just a few of many who have surprised and delighted event goers with their unexpected appearances, so make sure you keep an eye out this year. For now though, we're excited to give you ten top acts from across the planet that are well worth your time this March.
Continue reading: 10 Upcoming International Acts You Should Watch At SXSW 2014
Glasgow three-piece Prides are causing a stir in the UK and the US with their dynamic debut offering 'The Seeds You Sow' EP.
With almost ten years of experience each, Scottish trio Prides are finally cementing a very well-deserved place in the cool end of Glasgow's pop scene after exciting the nation with their 3-track debut EP 'The Seeds You Sow'.
The band have been signed to Island Records since vocalist Stewart Brock and drummer Lewis Gardner formed a project called Midnight Lion back in 2004. It started out as part of a university music course but later developed and, on the introduction of guitarist Callum Wiseman, they formed the appropriately titled new three-piece Prides in 2013. Over the course of the year, they have been working on their recently released EP 'The Seeds You Sow', which they preceded with lead single 'Out of the Blue'; a strong, synth-laden epic that's proven to be an astoundingly impressive introduction to their sound.
Continue reading: Introducing: Prides - The Synthpop Trio That Are Making Scotland Proud
Contactmusic spoke to Stewart Brock, Callum Wiseman and Lewis Gardner, otherwise known as Scottish electro-pop three-piece Prides, who have recently unveiled their latest EP entitled 'The Seeds You Sow'.
Though the band members all have nearly ten years of music experience, they had their first glimpse into the mainstream industry last year and will no doubt continue to grow this year with a string of UK and US tour dates that will see them play SXSW Festival among many others. We spoke to the threesome about their previous musical ventures, the new EP and their upcoming album.
Contactmusic: Hi guys, how are you doing?
Stewart Brock: Yeah, we are all good thanks. We just drove down from Stoke and last night we played in Birmingham; we got into London this morning.
Continue reading: Prides - Interview
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