“Jupiter to Mars” is the lead single of the new album “Signals” by Preacher, due for release on April 6th. The video travels through the solar system, fitting with the name of the song, as well as being a prominent theme throughout even more of Preacher’s music and videos. The debut LP has been seven years in the making, and the eight-piece Scottish progressive rock band have created a classic sound.
Influenced by the classic likes of Pink Floyd, Preacher are updating the psychedelic rock tropes in a modern day setting and turning heads along the way. Their album launch made them the very first unsigned act to headline the ABC1 02 in Glasgow, which speaks to how much impact their new material has.
Fronted by Martin Murphy, the backstory of Preacher is almost as incredible as the music. The album concept started when Murphy suffered a stroke seven years ago, a near death experience which served as a reason to think about life’s priorities. It was this that inspired Martin, with melodies and lyrics which would eventually make it onto the ‘Signals’ album already written down by the time he left hospital.