(UK) Following the release of the acclaimed debut album Inji, LA PRIEST – the project of former Late Of The Pier front man Sam Dust – has announced a run of UK headline dates for November including London’s Heaven on Thursday 19th November. Tickets for all dates are on sale Wednesday 29th July at 9am.
Coinciding with the announcement, LA PRIEST has released a new video for Inji’s opening track, ‘Occasion’ again directed by Dust and long-time collaborator Isaac Eastgate with whom he worked on the videos for singles ‘Oino’ and ‘Learning To Love’.
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Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Injireasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition.
From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of ‘Oino’, the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year to ‘Learning To Love’ the record’s gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and ‘Occasion’, a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn.
Thu 13 Aug – Sweden Gothenburg -Way Out West
Fri 14 Aug – Norway Oslo Oya Festival
Fri 04 Sept – Ireland County Laois Electric Picnic Festival
Sun 06 Sept – Wales Portmeirion Festival No. 6
Sun 13 Sept – UK Isle of Wight Bestival
Wed 04 Nov – Iceland Reykjavik Iceland Airwaves