NEWS : TUE, SEP 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Hear TV Priest’s “Lifesize,” the group’s new song and contribution to the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6

On the heels of TV Priest’s acclaimed debut album, Uppers, comes “Lifesize,” a new single from the group and their contribution to the Sub Pop Singles Club, Vol. 6.
The group’s frontman, Charlie Drinkwater says of the song,“‘Lifesize’ is about the worship of the ‘strong man’ image often present in our political and cultural discourse. One where the patriarchal underpinnings of our society and political structure goes unchallenged. After a particularly gruelling year, when people have looked to leaders for strength, we’ve found instead empty gestures and contempt. (‘Talk like a salesman, walks like the Pope.’) We don’t need more macho bravado; society needs empathy and compassion.”
“Lifesize” will also be released with one additional track on a 7” single as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6. The subscription-only series includes twelve 7” singles by an exciting array of artists, including John Waters, Jeff Tweedy, Duma, LIDS, Washed Out, Hand Habits, BNH Deluxe, Porridge Radio, Sheltered Workshop Singers, and more. Only 1,000 subscriptions are available, and the series is nearly sold out. Hear music from the series via the Singles Club playlist, and subscribe here!
Having played festivals curated by the likes of IDLES and Sports Team, as well as Manchester Psych Fest this summer, TV Priest will return to the stages of the UK and France this October and November, with appearances at Sirens Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the Pitchfork Festival in Paris. The band will then share the stage with A Place to Bury Strangers in North America in early 2022. See below for a full listing of dates, with more headline shows and news of their forthcoming record to be announced soon.
Fall 2021
Fri. Oct. 01 - Ipswich, UK - Ipswich Sound City
Sat. Oct. 09 - Reading, UK - Are You Listening
Tue. Oct. 19 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms [Sold Out]
Thu. Oct. 21-  Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hound
Fri. Oct. 22 - Blackpool, UK - Bootleg Social
Sat. Oct. 23 - Hull, UK - New Adelphi Club
Sun. Oct. 24 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Head of Steam
Tue. Oct. 26 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
Wed. Oct. 27 - Cardiff, Wales, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach (Upstairs room)
Thu. Oct. 28 - Bedford, UK - Bedford Esquires
Fri. Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - YES (Basement Room) [Sold Out]
Sat. Oct. 30 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall [Sold Out]
Sun. Oct. 31 - Sheffield, UK - Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield City Centre
Tue. Nov. 02 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade (Bristol) [Sold Out]
Wed. Nov. 03 -  London, UK - Moth Club [Sold Out]
Thu. Nov. 04 - Southampton, UK - Heartbreakers
Sat. Nov. 06 - Brighton, UK - Mutations Festival
Sat. Nov. 13 - Glasgow, UK - Sirens Festival (Glasgow)
Sun.  Nov. 14 - Edinburgh, UK - Sirens Festival (Edinburgh)
Wed. Nov. 17 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef
Thu. Nov. 18 -  Le Havre, FR - Le Tetris
Fri. Nov. 19 -  Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival
Sat. Nov. 20 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux
Winter 2022
Fri. Feb. 11 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
Sat. Feb. 12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
Sun. Feb. 13 -  Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater (BC) *
Tue. Feb. 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (Preservation Hall West) *
Wed. Feb. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom *
Fri. Feb. 18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
Tue. Feb. 22 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
Fri. Feb. 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt *
Sat. Feb. 26 -  Atlanta, GA - 529 *
Tue. Mar. 01 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
* w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
What people have been saying about TV Priest:
“Fuzzed-out post punk from London four-piece on debut LP… harsh, brittle eruptions offering up a variety of teeth-rattling noises.” [UppersUncut
Ragged yet tight, sprawling yet focussed, it’s a singular vision of a disparate time. It rounds up most of the usual suspects of our Un-UK, the pop culture, the insularity, the lies on the side of a bus, but manages to breathe new life into those old tropes by sheer force of personality. [Uppers] ★★★★ - DORK
“Uppers…should rubber stamp TV Priest as one of, if not your favourite new act” - The Line Of Best Fit
“The post-punk band have caught attention with a string of superb singles, exemplifying their scorching post-punk sound.” - CLASH
“Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater scrolls endlessly as his country fades into irrelevance on British band TV Priest’s latest fiery missive.” [“This Island”] - The FADER
“They fit in with the post-punk revival - sultry, prophetic lyricism with brash instrumentation…” [“This Island”] - Brooklyn Vegan
“Scorching” [“This Island”] - DIY
“The track’s distorted organs serve as riled-up opening remarks before gruelling dark vocals spit out patriotic cliches and commemorative Latin phrases. “This is not my national anthem” sneers Charlie Drinkwater over a fuzzy echo of the Star-Spangled Banner. Thrashing industrial guitars smash any sense of security.” [“House of York”] - The Line Of Best Fit
“’This Island’ is a densely packed ball of energy, and their occasional spillovers of momentum are exhilarating.” - PASTE
“A frenzied anthem.”[“House of York”]  - Earmilk

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