Photographer Credit: Dan Kendall
Praise for TV Priest:
“The blistering debut is a collection of delightfully pungent tracks, delivered in all their unashamed, reckless glory.” – CLASH
“ It rounds up most of the usual suspects of our Un-united Kingdom, 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.” – DORK (4 Stars)
“As ‘Uppers’ unfurls, the nods to a cosmic world of motorik beats are an almost perfect tribute of Julian Cope’s celebrated guide, Krautrocksampler.” – NME
“The record is broken up by two interludes which, in between the barrage of sounds, allow the listener to a brief breather, allowing us to digest a record that might well land on several end-of-year lists.” – Gigwise (9/10)
“…there’s more than enough strange stuff here to quicken the pulse and capture the heart.” – Kerrang! Magazine
“The charged debut from the UK post-punks evolves from a band you think you’ve heard a million times before into one you feel like you’re just getting to know.” – Pitchfork (7.0)
“Gnarly British post-punk band TV Priest blows a breeze through life’s trinkets and accoutrements on “Decoration,” the beating heart of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut Uppers.” – The FADER
“Uppers is a great place to start and should rubber stamp TV Priest as one of, if not your favourite new act.” – The Line Of Best Fit (7/10)
“Fuzzed-out post punk from London four-piece on debut LP… harsh, brittle eruptions offering up a variety of teeth-rattling noises.” – Uncut
“To my ears, just perfect. This album is telling the world not to ignore it and setting a pace that has continued to expand, to wrap its arms around you, as band and listener become one. “ – God Is In The TV (9/10)
A Sub Pop signing, one gig in a disused industrial freezer, and a debut album later, TV Priest will tour the UK this autumn, announcing new dates and rescheduling their Spring shows. They’re set to hit up 11 cities across the country, beginning and ending with their stomping ground of London.
The band have also rescheduled their socially distanced and sold out London headliner at Oslo for 3rd July, in what will be only the band’s second and third ever shows.
Born in 2019 out of four childhood friends who made music together as teenagers, their official entrance came in April of last year with the release of debut single ‘House of York’. With stand out singles that include ’This Island’, ‘Runner Up’, ’Slideshow’, ‘Press Club’, and lead track ‘Decoration’, they’ve gained recognition from BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 1, NME, DIY, I Paper, FADER, Brooklyn Vegan, The Line Of Best Fit, Gigwise, Pitchfork, CLASH, NPR, and loads more. With both ‘Runner Up’ and ‘Press Gang’ being added to the BBC6 Music playlist, and in the US ‘Decoration’ spent two weeks at No.1 on the commercial alternative specialty charts, with airplay from the likes of Sirius XMU, The Current, 91X, and KEXP (plus Song of the Day).
Originally due for release late last year the album was pushed back, as mid-campaign they were snapped up by the legendary Sub Pop Records without ever playing a proper gig. Uppers is an album that has a lot to say right now – led with a cuttingly funny, angry, confused, real frontman that is Charlie Drinkwater.
UK Autumn tour details – Tickets available now:
*3 Jul 2021 @ London, Oslo 18:45 (Matinee show) SOLD OUT
*3 Jul 2021 @ London, Oslo 21:00 (Evening show) SOLD OUT
*19 October 2021 @ London, Shackwell Arms SOLD OUT
21 October 2021 @ Birmingham, Hare And Hound – Tickets here
22 October 2021 @ Blackpool, Bootleg Special- Tickets here
23 October 2021 @ Hull, Adelphi – Tickets here
26 October 20201 @ Nottingham, Bodega – Tickets here
*27 October 2021 @ Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Balch (Upstairs) – Tickets here
28 October 2021 @ Bedford, Esquires – Tickets here
*29 October 2021 @ Manchester, Yes (Basement) – Tickets here
*30 October 2021 @ Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall (Dark Arts Festival) – Tickets here
31 October 2021 @ Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda – Tickets here
*2 November 2021 @ Bristol, Rough Trade – Tickets here
3 November 2021 @ London, Moth Club – Tickets here
*4 November 2021 @ Southampton, Heartbreakers – Tickets here