TALK SHOW share new single “Stress” | Annie Mac Presents + Marika Hackman shows in March | Debut EP “These People” out March 27 | Headline UK dates in April

Talk Show photo credit: Matt Wilder

In the wake of a fevered response to recent single Banshee, Talk Show are today sharing brand-new track Stress. Featured as Jack Saunders’ “Midnight Drop” and following a live session last night from Maida Vale, Jack said “I genuinely believe that Talk Show are one of the most exciting bands about, they are Fresh and just what we need right now… go and get behind this band, go see em live, get those tickets, go stream they’re music.”

Listen again to the session HERE.

Stress is the latest single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP “These People.” Where Banshee was a lovelorn tale of frustration, Stress is a punk juggernaut, forthright and direct in its delivery. Lead vocalist and guitarist Harrison Swann says of the track; “When writing ‘Stress’ it instantly felt like a song with a lot of heart and a larger than life attitude. It’s a song about modern love with its emotions and lyrics, worn proudly on its sleeves. Instantly it felt natural to play ‘Stress’ as large and as loud as we possibly could. Musically we wanted to compliment the forthright nature of the lyrics with a grandiose rhythm section. We tried to juxtapose the negative connotations of the song’s title, with music that was bold and had a lot of attitude, not something that was insular or timid. The first time we ever played that song, I remember it feeling like it had a life of it’s own, it really wanted to burst out of the basement we were in.​”

Pre-order These People HERE

Having spent much of last year touring throughout the UK and Europe in support of artists including Fontaines D.C., Squid, Fat White Family, Crows, The Murder Capital, Black Country, New Road and Pip Blom, the band are have a string of their own headline UK tour dates coming up in April. They also support Marika Hackman at her Birmingham show.

See Talk Show live at the following venues.


3rd – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham (support to Marika Hackman)
4th – Annie Mac Presents, Oslo, London
27th – Independent Venue Week Tour – Dolls House, Abertillery 
29th – Independent Venue Week Tour – Le Pub, Newport 
30th – Independent Venue Week Tour – The Bunkhouse, Swansea
31st – Independent Venue Week Tour – Udegun Arts Space, Wrexham 


17th – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow [buy tickets here]
18th – YES, Manchester [buy tickets here]
20th – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham [buy tickets here]
22th – The Crofters Rights, Bristol [buy tickets here]
23th – Lafayette, London [buy tickets here]
24th – The Green Door Store, Brighton [buy tickets here]

More about These People

A lot can happen in a year. Flash back to the start of 2019 and London 4-piece Talk Show were just beginning to announce themselves as a name to watch with their (now sold-out) debut single for YALA! Records, “Fast and Loud.” An intense, raucous outlay of post-punk energy, “Fast and Loud” raced its way through a jagged, dark account of an imagined metropolis, capturing the attention of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, as well as a host of tastemaker publications. Follow-up single “Ankle Deep (In A Warm Glass of Water)” then upped the stakes with a one-two punch that married their raw, punk-inspired delivery with melodic, romantic introspection.

Fast-forward to Jan 2020 and Talk Show have solidified themselves as a stirring live spectacle, touring throughout the UK and Europe in support of artists including Fontaines D.C., Squid, Fat White Family, Crows, The Murder Capital, Black Country New Road and Pip Blom. Now, they are ready to present the fruits of a year spent digesting the world around them. Their debut EP “These People” arrives on March 27th via Council Records.

On an EP that lead singer and guitarist Harrison Swann says was “mostly written whilst on public transport” it deftly interprets a world in which throwaway culture is peppered with occasions of deeper meaning and importance. Swann even took lines from adverts and signs as inspiration while travelling around the city.Talk Show by their very nature deal in moments – from the fleeting, the everyday and the unremarkable, to the deep, significant and life-affirming – and so it follows that “These People” was designed to capture a moment in time. Studio sessions were kept pacey, lively and energetic, as a way to reflect the live experience.

Consequently, the nimble guitar work of Tom Holmes, the distinct emotional growl of Swann, and the clattering percussive march of rhythm section Chloe MacGregor and George Sullivan all coalesce to create a breathless, intense, hopeful and frustrated examination of modern living. Through the push and drive of tracks “Atomica” and “Petrolhead”, the lovelorn “Banshee”, and undoubted future-earworm “Stress”, “These People” pulls at tightened threads, shines a light into dark corners, under rocks, and finds a world – and people – worth fighting for. Love, adoration and frustration may be words that come to define “These People.”

In whatever way the EP hits home, “These People” opens the door to what will be a thrilling 2020.

Talk Show are: Tom Holmes (Guitar), Chloe MacGregor (Drums), George Sullivan (Bass), Harrison Swann (Guitar and vocals).

Talk Show “These People” EP artwork

These People tracklisting

1. Stress
2. Atomica
3. Banshee
4. Petrolhead

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