London’s TV Priest arrived, wet behind the ears, in the Spring of 2020 with a widescreen debut single, “House Of York”, immediately picking up international press attention and seeing support from BBC 6 Music, including multiple plays from Steve Lamacq and the mercurial Dan Carey on his Recommends show.

Their second single, “Runner Up”, and then a third in “This Island”, followed soon after and saw the band go straight onto the 6 Music playlist.

Last month they announced their debut album “Uppers” (out November 13th on Hand In Hive) and were confident enough in the rest of their songs to leave their first two singles off the track listing. The buzz was significant, with the first run of limited vinyl through Recordstore selling out in just over 24 hours.

All of this for a band who have played only the one show, ever.


All TV Priest’s artwork is designed by their own front man Charlie Drinkwatwer, a visual artist also responsible for the recent cover artwork for Fontaines D.C. among others, and their music is self-produced by the band’s own Nic Smith and is tantamount to the dual power of both their in-house DIY ethic and immediate, incendiary songs. Their third single, “This Island”, debuted last month as Jack Saunders’ “Next Wave” on Radio 1 and was the first to be taken from the album – it saw them not only pick up further UK support at press and radio but also start to break into international support, where the likes of KEXP, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan and more played and wrote about the band for the first time.

Their new single, “Slideshow”, is a further satire on the here and now and our near universal habit of staring at our screens all day, scrolling, scrolling, scrolling…





People will have to wait a little while longer to catch the band live again, but will be able to do so in 2021, where their headline dates have now been rescheduled for April.

Catch TV Priest live at the following dates next year:

20th April – Bristol – Rough Trade
21st April – Southampton – Heartbreakers
22nd April – London – The Shacklewell Arms
23rd April – Brighton – Prince Albert
29th April – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
30th April – Yes (Basement) – Manchester