I’ve seen Priests now twice; the first show, I believe they opened for Franz Ferdinand, was a bit rough, but intriguing. The second, a late night gig during SXSW 2019, was a top notch exhibition of sexy, pop-glam-goth-rock. Much like their latest album The Seduction of Kansas.
How fun is it to re-discover an old favorite? If my re-discovery of Scottish rockers Idlewild, it’s very, very fun. I’m not actually sure how or why I lost track of them. They were in very heavy rotation for me for a long time in the 2000’s and listening to them today, it was tough picking a song to share. I ended up choosing “You Held the World in Your Arms” off The Remote Part, but could have easily gone with “El Capitan”, “Love Steals Us from Loneliness”, “A Modern Way of Letting Go”, “Little Discourage” or any number of other tracks. It seems they’ve got a new album out as well, will have to give that a look.
Whoops I made a note to add this song to the ol’ blog LAST MAY, and just getting around to it now. We were fortunate to see Snow Patrol (with openers We Are Scientists!) a few days ago when the Wildness Tour came through Austin and this was one of just three “new” songs in their set. Thanks for the reminder, lads! For the record, if you’re on the fence about seeing them for some reason, you should know that, even with a cold, Gary Lightbody sounds amazing - like there is truly no production on his voice when they make their records. It was a fantastic show.