LA Priest – Oino

Oino is a song by British musician Samuel Eastgate, which he released under his music project LA Priest in 2015.

About the song Oino

PopMatters article (2015)

The British music news site Gigwise wrote in a news that it considers the song a highlight of the longplayer.:
"“Oino”, one of the more deliberately paced songs on the album, approaches mutant disco with a similar ethos but rests comfortably in a seductive state of tropical synthpop luster."[1]

NME interview (2015)

In the NME interview with LA Priest, you learn, among other things, how the name of the song Oino is pronounced correctly:
"(...) new single ‘Oino’ (pronounced ‘Oh-I-know’), which combines Blood Orange-like sultry beats laced with falsetto vocals, bubbling synths, a saxophone sample and a brilliantly OTT guitar solo that Brian May wouldn’t sniff at."[2]

Complex article (2015)

Music magazine Complex finds great similarities in musical style in LA Priest debut single Oino compared to the music of Samuel Eastgates' first band Late Of The Pier:
"The light-hearted funk of LA PRIEST's (pronounced "Lah Pree-st") previous band, Late Of The Pier, is immediately recognisable in his debut single, "Oino"."[3]

Clash article (2015)

The British Clash music magazine considers the two songs Oino and Party Zute/Learning To Love, which directly follow each other in the album Inji, as the highlights of the album and also wrote:
"'Oino' breezes by effortlessly with its dubby psychedelia, sounding like it should remain on everyone's playlists now that summer is starting to show."[4]

BrooklynVegan article (2015)

For the American music magazine BrooklynVegan, the two tracks Oino and Learning to love are the two catchiest and most danceable songs:
"You can stream the whole record, and check out videos for its two catchiest/danciest tracks (“Oino” and “Learning to Love”) below."[5]

FAQ about the song Oino by LA Priest

Who is associated with the song?

  • Samuel Eastgate (singer, musician)
  • Domino Records (British independent record label)
  • Isaac Eastgate (music video director)


[1] Fitzgerald, C. (2015). LA Priest: Inji, PopMatters. PopMatters.

[2] Wright, L. (2015). La Priest Interviewed: ‘I Hope My Music Encourages People To Get Carried Away With Their Imagination’ NME.

[3] Keith, J. (2023). Late Of The Pier’s Sam Dust Drops New “Oino” Single As LA PRIEST. Complex.

[4] ClashMusic, & ClashMusic. (2022). LA Priest – Inji. Clash Magazine Music News, Reviews & Interviews.

[5] Staff, B. (2015). Sam Dust of Late of the Pier released debut LP as LA Priest (stream it and watch two videos). BrooklynVegan.

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