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.
Uppers is out now via Sub Pop Records worldwide.
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
FOLLOW TV PRIEST
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.