hmv.com reviews... Prides @ The Great Escape
hmv.com is down on the South Coast as the festival season kicks off with Brighton's new band nirvana The Great Escape. This time we're reviewing Scottish synth poppers Prides...
Prides. Scottish duo with a serious love of the happiest sounding electro pop.
The Dome Studio at the Great Escape.
Was it full? How were the crowd?
It was only 1.30 in the afternoon when they took to the stage so things inevitabily took a little while to get going, which the band remarked on a couple of times, even telling the crowd they were being far too quiet. Things improved dramatically by the end of the set though with much more noise coming from the assembled throng.
So what was the set like?
Things got off to a slow start with only muted applause and eerie silence filling the time in between songs, but after the band loosened up a little, the crowd soon warmed up, especially when they ended with a double volley of new single 'Messiah' and the closing 'Out Of The Blue'.
Any good between song banter?
A few jokes about how quiet the crowd were initially, which soon gave way to thank yous. Nothing unusual.
Did they put on much of a show?
Given all the members are imprisoned behind keyboards and a drum kit, they're not able to do much by way of jumping around, but they still deliver a set full of energy and verve.
What was the highlight of the set?
New single 'Messiah' sounded absolutely huge with its balaeric melody and massive chorus. The crowd loved it.
Where can I catch them next?
They're on tour across the UK throughout May and then they've got a lot of festivals booked, click here to see all the dates.
hmv.com will be at The Great Escape across the weekend of May 8th - 10th, bringing you interviews and reviews.