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TV Priest return with "Lifesize", Out now via Sub Pop Singles Club Vol.6

Hear TV Priest’s “Lifesize”, the group's new song and contribution to the

Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6


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2021 UK/France shows for October/November and newly announced 2022 North American shows supporting A Place to Bury Strangers 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. WATCH VISUALISER HERE The group’s front man, 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 grueling 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. UK and European dates 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 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.” [Uppers] Uncut "Ragged yet tight, sprawling yet focused, 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 acts” - 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 "Their sound is ultimately chaotic, with cuts of fuzzy distortion creating a disorienting yet completely thrilling listening experience." - Gigwise “The track's distorted organs serve as riled-up opening remarks before grueling 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