TV Priest release new single “It Was Beautiful”

Photo by Hollie Fernando

TV Priest have today shared “It Was Beautiful“, the latest single from their upcoming sophomore album My Other People, set to be released via Sub Pop on June 17th. Pre-order here.

Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says of the single:

‘It Was Beautiful’ is a love song about the past, present, and future. A reminder that love is the most essential thing. The words came fast; it was recorded in a single emotive session, the first song we wrote together after my family had gone through a difficult experience and I think you can hear that in the kind of melancholy euphoria that plays out as the song progresses. In some ways it’s a coda to the whole album; a reminder to guard your hope fiercely.”

Listen to the new single below!

TV Priest live dates

For up to date information on tickets, please visit TV Priest.com.

Fri. Jun. 05 – Brittany, FR – Art Rock Festival

Sat. Jun. 06 – Tours, FR – Aucard De Tours

Fri. Jun. 17 – London, UK – Rough Trade East

Mon. Jun. 20 – Brighton, UK – Resident*

Tue. Jun. 21 – Southsea Portsmouth, UK – Pie & Vinyl*

Wed. Jun. 22 – Totnes, UK – Drift*

Thu. Jun. 23 – Leeds, UK – The Vinyl Whistle*

Sun. Jul. 03 – Hyeres, FR – Pointu Festival

Fri. Jul. 22 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival

Sun. Jul. 24 – Sienna, IT – TVSpenta Festival

Tue. Jul.26 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool

Wed. Jul. 27 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA

Fri. Jul. 29 – Montréal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB

Sat. Jul. 30 – Toronto, ON – Monarch Tavern

Sun. Jul. 31 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Thu. Aug. 04 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

Fri. Aug. 05 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

Sat. Aug. 06 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret

Sun. Aug. 07 – Seattle, WA – Clock-Out Lounge

Fri. Sep. 03 – Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival

Fri. Sep. 09 – Heusden, NL – Misty Fields Festival

Sat. Sep. 17 – Leicester, UK – Wide Eyed Festival

Mon. Oct. 24 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn

Tue. Oct. 25 – Groningen, NL – Vera

Tue. Oct. 26 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown

Fri. Oct. 28 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling Festival

Sun. Oct. 30 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana

Mon. Oct. 31 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds

Tue. Nov. 01 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Cellar

Thu. Nov. 03 – Manchester, UK – Yes (Pink Room)

Fri. Nov. 04 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

Sat. Nov. 05 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall

Mon. Nov. 07 – Cambridge, UK  – Portland Arms

Tue. Nov. 08 – Leicester, UK – Firebug Bar

Thu. Nov. 10 – London, UK – Scala

Fri. Nov. 11 – Reading, UK -The Face Bar

Sat. Nov. 12 – Southampton, UK – The Joiners

Sun. Nov. 13 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store

Tue. Nov. 15 – Paris, FR – TBC

Wed. Nov. 16 – Le Havre, FR – Le Tetris

Fri. Nov. 18 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux

Sat. Nov. 19 – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef 

Sun. Nov. 20 – Brussels, BE – Botanique

Tue. Nov. 22 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F

Thu. Nov. 24 – Berlin, DE – Privatvclub

Fri. Nov. 25 – Cologne, DE – Artheater

* Stripped down performances

TV Priest announce new album ‘My Other People’, share new single

Photo by Hollie Fernando

TV Priest have today announced new album My Other People, coming on June 17th via Sub Pop and shared new single “Bury Me In My Shoes”. Pre-order here. This follows on from 2021’s debut Uppers and will include previously released single “One Easy Thing”.

Listen to the new single below!

Frontman Charlie Drinkwater says of the album,

“My Other People is a more “open’” set of songs, both musically and in our themes; in the process of writing we found ourselves talking about things other than anger or aggression. We wanted to discuss love, loss and joy too. It’s a record about personal disintegration and destruction, but also rebuilding again after this. It’s also heavily rooted in place, the music being a very direct response to Britain and England in 2021, but in a more abstract and textural sense. A muddy field viewed from a train window between cities, a patch of wild flowers growing next to a motorway, sticky carpets in a suburban flat roof pub, pissing rain on an August bank holiday and the smell of diesel in an out of town supermarket car park. An angry, hopeful, shitty, beautiful island.”

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

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The band have also announced a run of tour dates which go on sale Thursday 31st March at 9am HERE. They’re also set for in-store performances to celebrate My Other People’s release week (June 17th – 23rd), which fans can gain entry to with proof of preorder through the participating retailers.

Fri. Jun. 17 – London, UK – Rough Trade East

Mon. Jun. 20 – Brighton, UK – Resident*

Tue. Jun. 21 – Southsea Portsmouth, UK – Pie & Vinyl*

Wed. Jun. 22 – Totnes, UK – Drift*

Thu. Jun. 23 – Leeds, UK – The Vinyl Whistle*

Sun. Oct. 30 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana

Mon. Oct. 31 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds

Tue. Nov. 01 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Cellar

Thu. Nov. 03 – Manchester, UK – Yes (Pink Room)

Fri. Nov. 04 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

Sat. Nov. 05 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall

Mon. Nov. 07 – Cambridge, UK  – Portland Arms

Tue. Nov. 08 – Leicester, UK – Firebug Bar

Thu. Nov. 10 – London, UK – Scala

Fri. Nov. 11 – Reading, UK -The Face Bar

Sat. Nov. 12 – Southampton, UK – The Joiners

Sun. Nov. 13 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store

* Stripped down performances

St. Vincent announces new album ‘Daddy’s Home’ and shares new single

Photo by Zackery Michael

Annie Clark aka St. Vincent has announced her 7th studio album titled Daddy’s Home, set to be released on May 14th via Loma Vista. This follows on from earlier in the week when Clark teased the announcement with posters on streets around the world along with a hotline that if rung confirmed the album. She has also shared a new single “Pay Your Way In Pain” along with an accompanying music video.

According to a press release, St. Vincent began writing some Daddy’s Home songs in winter 2019, which is around the time that her father was released from prison after being incarcerated for nine years. In a new interview with Laura Snapes for The Guardian, it’s revealed that the album’s title track was inspired by St. Vincent taking her father home from prison.

This follows on from MASSEDUCATION released in 2017 and the stripped back piano version that Clark released in 2018 MassEducation.

Tracklist:

01 Pay Your Way in Pain
02 Down and Out Downtown
03 Daddy’s Home
04 Live in the Dream
05 The Melting of the Sun
06 The Laughing Man
07 Down
08 Somebody Like Me
09 My Baby Wants a Baby
10 …At the Holiday Party
11 Candy Darling

Tex Crick signs to Mac DeMarco’s record label & announces debut album

Tex Crick has announced that he is the first person to sign to Mac DeMarco’s record label ‘Mac’s Record Label’ which was launched back in 2019. He has also announced his debut album Live In… New York which is set to be released on March 26th, available to pre-order here.

On how he was first introduced to DeMarco, Crick says “We were in Greenpoint and Connan (Mockasin) and I had just bought these faux silk pajamas for a few dollars that looked like business suits. We were wearing them out for a walk when Mac and Kiera pulled up in a car and rolled down the window. Mac invited us to his birthday party the following night and ended up joining us on stage at our NYC show.”

And Mac spoke about the new album “I’ve always loved the music he’s sent me and released over those years, and now I’m able to lend a hand in sharing his newest joint. I helped mix this record, and have heard it probably one thousand times at this point, and still love it.”

Crick shared the first single from the new album “Sometimes I Forget” along with an accompanying music video. Watch below.

Shame announce new album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ and share new single

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Shame have announced their sophomore album Drunk Tank Pink, the follow up to 2018’s Songs Of Praise, which won the award for Rough Trade’s album of the year. The new album includes previously released single “Alphabet”.

Rough Trade said about the new album “There are moments on Drunk Tank Pink where you almost have to reach for the sleeve to check this is the same band who made 2018’s Songs Of Praise. Such is the jump Shame have made from the riotous post-punk of their debut to the sprawling adventurism and twitching anxieties laid out here. The South Londoner’s blood and guts spirit, that wink and grin of devious charm, is still present, it’s just that it’s grown into something bigger, something deeper, more ambitious and unflinchingly honest.

The genius of Drunk Tank Pink is how these lyrical themes dovetail with the music. Opener Alphabet dissects the premise of performance over a siren call of nervous, jerking guitars, its chorus thrown out like a beer bottle across a mosh pit. Songs spin off and lurch into unexpected directions throughout here, be it March Day’s escalating aural panic attack or the shapeshifting darkness of Snow Day. There’s a Berlin era Bowie beauty to the lovelorn Human For A Minute while closer Station Wagon weaves from a downbeat mooch into a souring, soul- lifting climax in which Steen elevates himself beyond the clouds and into the heavens. Or at least that’s what it sounds like.

From the womb to the clouds (sort of), Shame are currently very much in the pink.”

They have also shared “Water In The Well” from the new album and an accompanying music video. Watch it below.

Tracklist:

  1. Alphabet
  2. Nigel Hitter
  3. Born In Luton
  4. March Day
  5. Water In The Well
  6. Snow Day
  7. Human
  8. Great Dog
  9. 6/1
  10. Harsh Degrees
  11. Station Wagon

Phoebe Bridgers launches her own record label, Saddest Factory

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Phoebe Bridgers has announced the creation of her own record label, Saddest Factory, which is a play on the word satisfactory, in partnership with her current label Dead Oceans. The label will serve as a home to Bridgers’ own signings.

Saddest Factory will sign acts across genres, based on the most pure criteria, said Bridgers in an interview with Billboard: The quality of their songs, an obvious requirement but one that isn’t always given the same weight as an artist’s social media following, co-signs and other indicators of hype. “If I like it and I listen to it for pleasure, then other people will like it and listen to it for pleasure,” she says. “I don’t think I have any ethos other than, ‘Am I jealous?'”

Speaking about wether she would stop making music to focus on the label she said: “I haven’t felt this yet, but maybe at some point I’ll want to take a step back from the every two years album cycle and want to do other shit, like produce or just put out records,” she says. “Music is always going to be in the forefront of my brain. I just want to explore.”

Bridgers has already signed her first act, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Read our review of Phoebe Bridgers latest album Punisher here.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release new single ‘Straws In The Wind’

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have shared their third single of the year ‘Straws In The Wind’ and an accompanying music video directed by Jason Galea.

This comes after the band released ‘Honey’ and ‘Some Of Us’ earlier in the year.

On Instagram the band said about the new single “Amby and Stu collab on the tune and Jase is back on the tools for the video. Damn this was fun to make! We shot trash around the room with a leaf blower and pretended we were in a trash tornado. What has the world come too…”

Recently Eric Moore, drummer and manager of the band left after nearly 10 years with the group to focus on running Flightless Records, the label that releases King Gizzard’s music in Australia.

Watch the new video below.

Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief announces two new albums

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Adrianne Lenker has announced 2 new albums songs and instrumentals which will both be released on October 23rd. This is the first new music from Lenker since 2018’s critically acclaimed abysskiss.

The lead singer of Big Thief also released two albums with the group last year U.F.O.F and Two Hands.

Label 4AD said this about the new releases: “songs and instrumentals are two distinct collections, both written and recorded in April after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus.  After returning to the states from Europe, Lenker decamped to a one room cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts.  “I grew really connected to the space itself,” says Lenker . “The one room cabin felt like the inside of an acoustic guitar — it was such a joy to hear the notes reverberate in the space.”  With a hankering to capture the feel of the space, Lenker enlisted the help of engineer  Philip Weinrobe, gathering a mass of tape machines, a binaural head, and a pile of XLR cables. “

Lenker also shared new song ‘anything’ which will appear on songs. Watch below.

songs:

01 two reverse
02 ingydar
03 anything
04 forwards beckon rebound
05 heavy focus
06 half return
07 come
08 zombie girl
09 not a lot, just forever
10 dragon eyes
11 my angel

instrumentals:

01 music for indigo
02 mostly chimes

King Krule shares new video for ‘Comet Face’

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Archie Marshall aka King Krule has shared a new video for ‘Comet Face’ from this years album ‘Man Alive!’. This is the third song from the album to receive a music video after ‘Alone (Omen 3)‘ and ‘Cellular‘. The video is directed by CC Wade who also directed ‘Biscuit Town’ from critically acclaimed album ‘The Ooz’ and ‘Octopus’.

You can read our full review of ‘Man Alive!’ here.

Watch the new video below.