Late of the Pier
Late Of The Pier (Sam Eastgate, Andrew Faley, Ross Dawson & Sam Potter) were a band of inter-dimensional musicians who landed in the late noughts, whose wild journey took them from the quiet North West Leicestershire countryside to the stages of Coachella, Tokyo and beyond. Following their 2008 debut they put out singles ‘Blueberry’ and ‘Best In The Class’ in 2010, their mutant take on pop attracting fans from Dave Grohl to Mike Skinner along the way. Joseph Mount of Metronomy calls them the “greatest band ever,” while Simian Mobile Disco super-producer James Ford says, “To me, the mid noughties seemed to be about trying to define a new kind of pop music by blurring boundaries and painting in bright colours. The colours that Late of the Pier used were the brightest of all.”
Eastgate continues to make music under his La Priest moniker, and has released music with Connan Mockasin as Soft Hair. Potter is an artist and songwriter featuring on Franz Ferdinand’s latest album, and producing immersive music lead installations to enhance people’s relationship to sound. Faley moved into entrepreneurship and education, working with Universities throughout the UK to develop the next generation of artists, scientists and technologists. He continues to write and record for personal enjoyment. Tragically, Dawson died in 2015 and is sadly missed.
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