TV Priest will release their album Uppers on February 5th, 2021 via Sub Pop. In the run up the band have shared their new single and official video for track ‘Press Gang’.
‘Press Gang’ is inspired by Charlie’s grandfather’s life’s work as a photojournalist and war correspondent on Fleet Street from the 1950s to the early 1980s. The song is about the shifting role in the dissemination of information and ideas, and how the prevailing narrative that the “Death of Print Media” has contributed to a “post-truth” world.
Down and dirty with a hypnotic drum beat and a bass that drags along the floor. The guitar slaps and crushes filling in the empty space between the doom laden bass and that baritone howl. It’s that howl and vocal performance that makes the track, with Drinkwater sounds urgent and forceful. You can almost forget theres any music underneath. Boys have done good. Very good.
Check it out, here
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1. The Big Curve
2. Press Gang
3. Leg Room
4. Journal of a Plague Year
5. History Week
8. Fathers and Sons
9. the ref
10. Powers of Ten
11. This Island
The band have rescheduled February’s first London headliner and only the band’s second ever show – socially distanced at Oslo – for April 10th. The show was already sold out but the band will perform two shows across the evening, with the second now announced for 6pm.
Details and tickets available here