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The Hip Priests unleash new music video for »Pissed On Power« taken from their upcoming album »Roden House Blues«

UK garage punk rockers The Hip Priests have unleashed new music video for the latest single »Pissed On Power« taken from their upcoming album, »Roden House Blues«, scheduled for release on May 5th via The Sign Records.

01. Trojan Horseshit
02. Inaction Rocks
03. Shakin’ Ain’t Fakin’
04. Pissed On Power
05. Can’t Abide With Me
06. Chasing Death
07. Sell My Soul
08. Just To Get By
09. Persistence Is Futile
10. Tiger In My Tank
11. The Best Revenge

Courtesy of C Squared Music

This week, the band are setting loose another blast from the forthcoming album in new single »Pissed On Power«; a short, fast, loud crack to the jaw that roars by in a ferocious one and a half minutes. »Pissed On Power« is the latest single to land ahead of the new album »Roden House Blues« – which will be released on May 5th, 2023, via The Sign Records.

“We’re being played like a crap board game by a flash suited litter of parasitic pigs,” says bassist Lee Love, explaining the song’s anger and bile. “Shameless snouts buried deep in the septic trough. Morale free, worthless – You’ve got to realize that they don’t care – all high on our supply, drunk on disaster and pissed blind on their own power.”

Watch the video for »Pissed On Power« here! Stream the track here!

The Hip Priests Tour Dates:
Germany (with Lucifer Star Machine)
April Thursday 27th – Sonic Ballroom, Cologne
April Friday 28th – Freakshow, Essen
April Saturday 29th – Zollkantine, Bremen
April Sunday 30th – Indra Musikclub, Hamburg

UK (with Bitch Queens)
May Thursday 25th – The Pipeline, Brighton
May Friday 26th – Hope And Anchor, London
May Saturday 27th – Nice And Sleazy, Morecambe
May Sunday 28th – Old Angel, Notts

UK (with Zeke)
June Tuesday 20th – Exchange, Bristol
June Wednesday 21st – Parish, Huddersfield
June Thursday 22nd – New Cross Inn, London

September Thursday 28th – Trillians, Newcastle
September Friday 29th – Bannermans, Edinburgh
September Saturday 30th – Waterloo, Blackpool

Since their inception in 2006, The Hip Priests have released a mighty thirty 7″ singles, four albums, two compilations and three EPs by various independent labels from all over Europe & the USA. Fiercely independent and tirelessly driven, the ‘Priests have preached their high energy sermon of misanthropy, hate and contempt across numerous tours of the UK, Europe and USA and made countless rapturously received festival appearances.

“The finest Rock N’ Roll band in the UK” – Eddie Spaghetti, Supersuckers

Gaining a richly deserved reputation as a white-hot live band, the last few years have seen the band’s popularity increasing further with them regularly playing alongside kindred spirits such as The Hellacopters, Gluecifer, The Good the Bad and the Zugly, New Bomb Turks, Dwarves and Zeke at both festivals and in clubs. Rave reviews pour in for every release, ranging from ‘a band on top of their game & steps ahead of any of their UK contemporaries’ to ‘if you’re in any doubt about how good these bad boys are then you need locking up’. After 16 years some bands would be taking it easy but in spite of a global pandemic, there was no let-up in their determination and activity. Their fifth, and by far their best full-length album – »Roden House Blues« – was written, rehearsed, and recorded during this period and will be released May 5th, 2023 via The Sign Records.

Rehearsed, recorded and mixed between the numerous U.K lockdowns in Roden House, one of Nottingham’s former lace factories where the Priests have their own space, and which spawned the album title. This is no Mississippi Blues but perhaps it makes more sense than you think: Howling laments, loss, self-reflection and revelation – alongside some recurring Priests lyrical themes: negativity, nihilism, rage and revolution. After 2019’s Stand for Nothing the band were unsure whether they’d do another album – However, global lockdown inadvertently led to a renewed passion and realization that, like Jagger said, ’what can a poor boy do’ – especially when feeling more lost in a world that increasingly resembles a dumpster fire. A few dozen demos were scrutinized of which, through a stricter than ever group consensus, 14 were recorded but then honed down, razor sharp, into the tightest collection of 11 low-fat, lean and mean banging tunes that could fit into 30 minutes.

11 glorious tracks of high energy r’n’r, anthemic, adrenalised, sweaty, singalong, life-affirming rock and roll. Huge Choruses, colossal dual guitar riffarama, more hooks than a fishing shop, and one hell of an attitude. Punk? Garage rock? Scandi rock? Just know this…. They ARE THE HIP PRIESTS and YOU are NOT.

Play Loud or just don’t fuckin’ bother.

»Roden House Blues« is released on May the 5th and will be available on all streaming platforms, CD, and in three color variants on vinyl; (1) black vinyl, (2) solid turquoise vinyl with solid white splatter, solid black splatter, and solid blue splatter, and (3) transparent/clear vinyl with transparent yellow splatter and transparent pink splatter.

Pre-order »Roden House Blues«:

The Hip Priests are:
Nathan Von Cruz – Lead Vocals
Austin Rocket – Guitar/Vocals
Lee Love – Bass/Vocals
Gentle Ben – Guitar/Vocals
D.P. Bomber – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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