Riding high on the Nu-rave wave were Late of the pier. Their chaotic ‘Zarcop demo’ and debut long player ‘Fantasy Black Channel’ showcased some of the quirkiest and chaotic music heard in years. A second album looked imminent with the release of a further two singles. Fans waited, but nothing ever materialised. Frontman Sam Dust suggested new material was coming, and finally it did. It was however not in the form of a new album from the band, but as a solo project; La Priest. Debut ingle ‘Oino’ had more polished and soulful sound, whilst still keeping the same elements of madness that made us fall in love with LOTP in the first place.
The album ‘Inji’ is released on 29th of June on Domino records. The quality of the singles so far suggests that it is the album fans have been hoping for after such a long wait. Dust is without doubt an original and innovative creator of music. His unique sound made his previous band what is was, and now as La Priest continues on that musical journey. This brand new track ‘Lorry Park’ is a different sound again. It is an instrumental slow-acid track. Weighing in at just two and a half minutes, it gets in, says what it has to say and gets out. I found myself listening to it on loop several times.
It is a great track that keeps fans going until we finally get the new album later this month. Check out the track here.
Or find out more about La Priest here.