By Jon Milton
Just over a year ago, TV Priest released their snarling debut album ‘Uppers’. Uppers combined scathing polemic, jagged guitar and motorik beats to firmly announce the bands presence as one of the most exciting new artists to emerge post lockdown. In amongst the anger, songs like ‘Saintless’ showed a greater depth to the bands sound, a side that the band continue to explore on their new single ‘One Easy Thing’.
One Easy Thing further ushers in a new direction for the band, showing they are smart enough to realise that simply replicating ‘Uppers’ for their new material would quickly curtail their shelf life. The song will appear on the band’s second album, due out on Sup Pop later this year. Lead singer Charlie says of the track:
"Writing ‘One Easy Thing’ was key to unlocking a more direct and personal approach to our songwriting. It’s about dealing with the small things of everyday life; the anxiety, pressures, and battles inside your own headspace - and not being afraid to show this in our songs.”.
Photo by Hollie Fernando
The official video has Charlie playing a beleaguered 15th century knight on his return home from battle, and sees the band working again with Joe Wheatley, who shot ‘Decoration’ and ‘Press Gang’. Think ‘Safety Dance’ in a castle shot in 16mm black and white stock...!
One Easy Thing is out now on Sup Pop Records