London post punk four piece TV Priest didn’t shock anyone when they announced that they’d signed to Sub Pop last year. It seemed that the band and the label were made for one another. That independent spirit is what drives the genre as well as the latest single “Press Gang.” Taken from the band’s debut album Uppers coming out in February, the track as well as the video delivers a harsh tone from start to finish.
The unrelenting sounds of the song will stay with you hear. The drums, the fuzzed bass and the vocals that have a haunting tone work well together. The jaunts of keys that hop on and off, the energetic gaze that plays beneath the intense vocals offer a true British post punk experience before the guitars come and and things get wild. The terse notes are let off their leash and the real immense swells of sound keep the song on the rails. The video is just as crazed. Split between high pressure situations thrown at one man with clips of the band occasionally coming into view get the point across loud and clear.
The video is ready to stream above or on YouTube. “Press Gang” can be heard on all streaming services or purchased in all digital outlets. Uppers can be preordered on various formats directly from Sub Pop Records before its February 05 street date. TV Priest is scheduled to be on tour starting February 27 at Headrow House & Belgrade Music Hall in Leeds, UK until May 02 in Glasgow, UK at Stag and Dagger. Their tour dates can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Dan Kendall.