TV Priest share "Limehouse Cut" + new album "My Other People" out 17/06 & Confirm UK Tour/In-stores

TV PRIEST SHARE "LIMEHOUSE CUT", A NEW OFFERING FROM "MY OTHER PEOPLE" LISTEN HERE | WATCH HERE CONFIRM UK TOUR PLUS IN-STORE PERFORMANCES "MY OTHER PEOPLE" OUT JUNE 17TH VIA SUB POP

Support for TV Priest: “Fuzzed-out post punk from London four-piece…harsh, brittle eruptions offering up a variety of teeth-rattling noises.” [Uppers] - UNCUT

“The post-punk band have caught attention with a string of superb singles, exemplifying their scorching post-punk sound.” [Uppers] - CLASH "I can just as easily hear Nick Cave, Jim Morrison, and Protomartyr’s Joe Casey in those bellows. His bandmates sound spry and adventurous, brimming with ideas and kinetic energy.[Bury Me In My Shoes] - Stereogum “Charlie Drinkwater’s vocals over the top are reminiscent of Johnny Cash. The song evokes the feeling of exhaustion without being exhausting to listen to.” [One Easy Thing] - ASBO “Uppers…should rubber stamp TV Priest as one of, if not your favourite new act” [Uppers] - The Line Of Best Fit “Charlie Drinkwater’s vulnerable side comes to the fore in ‘One Easy Thing’, with a voice that lends itself as capably to emotive ballads as it does to hook-heavy punk” [One Easy Thing] - RIOT “Ragged yet tight, sprawling yet focussed, it’s a singular vision of a disparate time.” [Uppers] - ★★★★ DORK

“Sultry, prophetic lyricism with brash instrumentation..." [This Island] - Brooklyn Vegan

TV Priest will release My Other People, the group’s follow-up to their acclaimed debut Uppers, worldwide on June 17th 2022 from Sub Pop. The album is available to pre-order direct from Sub Pop and also on limited edition transparent violet LP direct from Record Store HERE. There is also a limited signed edition, each including an artwork print designed by the band's own Charlie Drinkwater, available from Rough Trade HERE or as part of an accompanying instore performance for the album's release day. Today, the band is sharing the visualiser for the deeply personal “Limehouse Cut”, a new offering from My Other People and a song unlike anything to land from the band before, stark in its fractured beauty. Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says of “Limehouse Cut": "The song is about a feeling dislocated and displaced in an urban space you once felt you knew and ‘understood’, however it’s also a coming to terms with an idea that you never really ‘own‘ somewhere as infinitely regenerative as a city. It’s a bit of a psycho-geographical study, a little bit of pathos at my own mortality and smallness in the great tide of history. We loved the idea of something quite abstract, something that references landscape, feels mesmeric, melancholic, a little sinister but also quite beautiful."

The band’s previously announced UK tour to support My Other People begins Sunday, October 30th in Bristol at The Louisiana, and ends Sunday, November 13th in Brighton at Green Door Store. Preceding these shows, TV Priest also has a series of UK in-store performances to celebrate My Other People’s release week (June 17th - 23rd), which fans can gain entry to with proof of pre-order through the participating retailers. The band have also announced a series of UK & EU festival performances including The Great Escape and Sound City for next month, with the likes of End Of The Road and Misty Fields to follow later in the year. Please find a current list of tour dates below. MAY 1 - Liverpool, UK - Sound City 13 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape 20 - Laval, FR - Les 3 Elephants Festival JUN 5 - Brittany, FR - Art Rock Festival 6 - Tours, FR - Le Temps Machine 17 - London, UK - Rough Trade East 20 - Brighton, UK - Resident* 21 - Southsea Portsmouth, UK - Pie & Vinyl* 22 - Totnes, UK - Drift* 23 - Leeds, UK - The Vinyl Whistle* JUL 3 - Toulon, FR - Pointu Festival 24 - Siena, IT - TVSpenta Festival SEP 2 - Salisbury, UK - End Of The Road Festival 9 - Heusden, NL - Misty Fields Festival 17 - Leicester, UK - Wide Eyed Festival OCT 30 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana 31 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds NOV 1 - Dublin, IE - The Workman's Cellar 3 - Manchester, UK - Yes (Pink Room) 4 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast 5 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall 7 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms 8 - Leicester, UK - Firebug Bar 10 - London, UK - Scala 11 - Reading, UK -The Face Bar 12 - Southampton, UK - The Joiners 13 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store *Stripped down performances My Other People, which features the aforementioned “Limehouse Cut” and additional highlights “One Easy Thing” and “Bury Me In My Shoes,” was produced by band member/multi-instrumentalist Nic Bueth at Studio East in London. My Other People is now available to preorder from Sub Pop. LPs purchased through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the Opaque Pink w/white smoke vinyl version (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders in the U.K. and Europe through select independent retailers will receive the album on clear vinyl. My Other People is out 17th June 2022 via Sub Pop Records Pre-order HERE

TV Priest My Other People Out June 17th on Sub Pop Tracklisting 1. One Easy Thing 2. Bury Me In My Shoes 3. Limehouse Cut 4. I Have Learnt Nothing 5. It Was Beautiful 6. The Happiest Place On Earth 7. My Other People 8. The Breakers 9. Unravelling 10. It Was A Gift 11. I Am Safe Here 12. Sunland

More on TV Priest’s My Other People: Having made music together since their teenage years, the London four-piece TV Priest piqued press attention in late 2019 with their first gig as a newly solidified group, a raucous outing in the warehouse district of Hackney Wick. Debut single “House of York '' followed with a blistering critique of monarchist patriotism, and they were signed to Sub Pop for their debut album. When Uppers arrived in the height of a global pandemic, it reaped praise from critics and fans alike for its ‘dystopian doublespeak’, but the band — vocalist Charlie Drinkwater, guitarist Alex Sprogis, producer, bass and keys player Nic Bueth and drummer Ed Kelland – were sat at home like the rest of us, drinking cups of tea and marking time via government-sanctioned daily exercise. As such, the personal and professional landmark of its release felt “both colossal and minuscule” dampened by the inability to share it live. “It was a real gratification and really cathartic, but on the other hand, it was really strange, and not great for my mental health” admits Drinkwater. “I wasn’t prepared, and I hadn't necessarily expected it to reach as many people as it did. It sounds a bit naïve, but it was all very quick. It felt kind of divorced from reality.”

As such, My Other People intentionally maintains a strong sense of earth-rooted emotion, taking full advantage of the opportunity to physically connect. Using “Saintless” (the closing song from Uppers) as something of a starting point, Drinkwater set about crafting lyrics that allowed him to articulate a deeper sense of personal truth, using music as a vessel to communicate with his bandmates about his depleting mental health. “Speaking very candidly, it was written at a time and a place where I was not, I would say, particularly well,” he says. “There was a lot of things that had happened to myself and my family that were quite troubling moments. I apologised to the band the other day for not being a great friend or person in this process, because I simply was not happy. Despite that I do think the record has our most hopeful moments too; a lot of me trying to set myself reminders for living, just everyday sentiments to try and get myself out of the space I was in. Whether or not the sincerity is understood, I think I'll always be proud of that.” “It was a bit of a moment for all of us where we realised that we can make something that, to us at least, feels truly beautiful,” agrees Bueth. “Brutality and frustration are only a part of that puzzle, and despite a lot of us feeling quite disconnected at the time, overwhelmingly beautiful things were also still happening.”

To strike this balance, My Other People relies on the band’s tight-knit working method, with Bueth once again at the self-producing helm. Following their own intuition as part of a “feverish” writing process, they looked inwards for inspiration rather than attempting to ape any sonic heroes, ending up with something that feels much more like affirmingly widescreen alt-rock than it does post-punk. Arrangements give room to let the voice roam; the optimistic melodies of “The Breakers” light flares to accompany Drinkwater’s recognition of the path that leads him back to friendship, while the rumbling pace of “Unravelling” reflects his more fractious state, looking for a safe place to land amidst the detritus of biting guitars. Where possible, recordings weren’t agonised over, but rather trusted on their initial takes when the mood had hit right. Though they recognise that ‘ band still searching for sound on second album’ is a sentiment that is often weaponised as criticism, it’s a process of self-improvement that Drinkwater is keen to protect: “Why would I keep making art if I didn't believe that the best thing was not around the corner?”

Visually speaking, the same intention of momentum carries forth. The album’s artwork, photographed by Edward Thompson, depicts two children looking out to sea, a scene suspended somewhere between melancholy and hope. The video for “One Easy Thing”, the album’s lead single, directed by long term collaborator Joe Wheatley (“Decoration”, “Press Gang”) is a homage to new wave and French cinema, the singer donning full medieval armour as he bleeds and dances, persevering despite the seemingly impossible circumstance. Though Drinkwater wants its message of discomfort to show, he’s also keen not to overexplain it: “Last time, I literally was like, 'please like me', to everyone,” he laughs. “I stood next to the record and talked it to death, what things meant or where I did and didn’t stand. This time, I think it’s better if I leave some space.”

An allowance for the interpretation of others is perhaps most clear on “Bury Me In My Shoes”, built around a stark chorus line; “Life Only Comes In Flashes Of Greatness.” It is a lyric borne out of deep depression, the existential fear of our ever-changing mortal coil. But if you look at it differently, it could just as easily be read as affirmation, a reminder to seize the moment and make it count. This tension between the fullness of the glass, the cathartic value that such a lyric may hold in different lights, is central to My Other People — a record that heals by providing space for recognition, a ground zero from which you’re welcome to stay awhile but which ultimately — realistically — only leads up and out. For TV Priest, it is a follow-up that feels truly, properly them; free of bravado, unnecessary bluster or any audience pressure to commit solely to their original sound (read more at Sub Pop.com)

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