News

Oct 24, 2016

New Zealand's Connan Mockasin and England's Sam Dust (who records as LA Priest and is the former frontman of Late of the Pier) have teamed up to form Soft Hair. More

Listen: Soft Hair (Connan Mockasin + LA Priest’s Sam Dust) – “In Love”

Soft Hair Due Out October 28 via Weird World/Domino

Oct 04, 2016

New Zealand's Connan Mockasin and England's Sam Dust (who records as LA Priest and is the former frontman of Late of the Pier) have teamed up to form Soft Hair. The duo are releasing a self-titled debut on October 28 via Domino imprint Weird World and previously shared the album's first single, "Lying Has to Stop." Now here's another song from the album, "In Love," which is an impressive mix of the two artist's different styles. More

Connan Mockasin and LA Priest’s Sam Dust Team Up as Soft Hair, Announce Album and Share Video

Soft Hair Due Out October 28 via Domino, Watch Video for "Lying Has to Stop"

Aug 30, 2016

New Zealand's Connan Mockasin and England's Sam Dust (who records as LA Priest and is the former frontman of Late of the Pier) have teamed up to form Soft Hair. More

Premiere: LA Priest Mixtape (Iceland Airwaves Edition)

Festival Runs Nov 4-8 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Oct 09, 2015

On Nov 4 Under the Radar is hitting the town in Reykjavik for Iceland Airwaves. Ahead of our trip, we’re digging into a few of our favorite artists, and their favorite artists via our ongoing mixtape series. The next mix comes from LA Priest. More

Sep 14, 2015

LA Priest, the new solo project of former Late of the Pier frontman Sam Dust, released his debut album Inji back in June via Domino. Now he's shared a video for "Lady's in Trouble With the Law." More

Under the Radar Announces August/September Issue with CHVRCHES on the Cover

Issue 54 Also Includes Interviews with New Order, Garbage, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, the Casts of Fear the Walking Dead and Wet Hot American Summer, and More

Aug 07, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the August/September 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It features CHVRCHES on the cover. Garbage's Shirley Manson discusses the 20th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. We talk to the creators and various cast members of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Star Cliff Curtis and producer Gale Anne Hurd talk about The Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead. The issue also includes interviews with Beach House, New Order, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, Telekinesis, Ducktails, DRINKS, Briana Marela, LA Priest, Jaakko Eino KaleviChelsea Wolfe, and more.  More

Jul 03, 2015

LA Priest, the new solo project of former Late of the Pier frontman Sam Dust, released his debut album Inji earlier this week via Domino. In honor of that he's shared a video for one of the more electronic/dancier tracks on the record, "Learning to Love."  More

Jun 18, 2015

LA Priest, the new solo project of former Late of the Pier frontman Sam Dust, is releasing his debut album Inji on June 30 via Domino. More

Listen: LA Priest – “Lorry Park”

Inji Out June 30 via Domino

Jun 04, 2015

LA Priest, the new solo project of former Late of the Pier frontman Sam Dust, is releasing his debut album Inji on June 30 via Domino. We've already heard two tracks from the record, "Oino" and "Party Zute / Learning To Love." Now he's released a new song from the album, "Lorry Park." More

May 01, 2015

LA Priest, the new solo project of former Late of the Pier member Sam Dust, has announced the release of his debut album Inji. More

Watch: LA Priest - “Oino” Video

Debut Single From New Side-Project

Mar 03, 2015

Remaining quiet for years since his band Late of the Pier dissolved in 2009, musical artist Sam Dust has launched a brand new musical project called LA Priest. More


Interviews

LA Priest

Free of Restrictions

Nov 06, 2015

Despite being far removed from current trends, LA Priest is remarkably in tune with them. Sam Dust lives in a field outside Welshpool, England, where he's so far from the city that wandering donkeys and the occasional peacock are his closest neighbors. Then, to make things more intense, he ditched the Internet for more than half a decade. He is, to say the least, focused on his craft. More


Reviews

Inji

Inji

Domino

Jul 14, 2015

LA Priest is all over the place. Thank goodness. Sam Dust, the 28-year-old behind the moniker, split with Late of the Pier in 2010 and hopped around the globe playing guitar in Connan Mockasin's band. More