TV Priest have announced their new album ‘My Other People’.
Set for release on 17th June via Sub Pop Records, it follows up on their debut ‘Uppers’, and comes alongside a new single, ‘Bury Me In My Shoes’.
Talking about the album, frontman Charlie Drinkwater explains: “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.”
On the new single, he continues: “‘Bury Me In My Shoes’ is a hangover of a song. Last year was about reminding ourselves to hang on to good things; to remember you can love and hate in equal measure. That the answers are rarely found by looking backwards. “Bury Me” was written as a response to that general feeling of unease and creeping dread. A feeling you get from bad news on no breakfast.”
There’s also a brand new UK tour to support the album, kicking off on 30th October at Bristol’s Louisianna and finishing on 13th November at Brighton’s Green Door Store. On top of that, there’s a run of in-store performances for ‘My Other People’ in the week of release for those pre-ordering the album.
The dates read:
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*
30 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
31 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
01 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Cellar
03 – Manchester, UK – Yes (Pink Room)
04 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
05 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
07 – Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms
08 – 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