The Hip Priests. Zero fucks n’ less success since 2006. The most prolific band you haven’t heard of. High energy sweaty sermons of misanthropy, disillusion (self) loathing and despair. Get ready to have your ears torn clean off.
Today, The Hip Priests blast out a second offering ahead of upcoming album ‘Roden House Blues‘ release with their new single ‘Chasing Death’, a song that is, say the band “about self-destruction and self-sabotage. A story stuffed with vice and excess. A tale about one person’s journey, after buying a one-way ticket on the train wreck to end all train wrecks. The age-old colourful topics of sex, drugs and rock n roll. Is it autobiographical? Is it celebration or commiseration? Hero or Rock N Roll failure? Chasing death or embracing life? Crank it loud and make your own mind up.”
‘Roden House Blues’ is due out on 5th May 2023 from The Sign Records, and from what we’ve heard so far, it’s going to grab you by the throat! Enjoy a taster with this mighty video for ‘Chasing Death‘!
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.
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.
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
Monday 27th Dragonfly Rock Cafe, Almeria
Tuesday 28th Sala Plant Baja, Granada
Wednesday 1st Fun House, Madrid
Thursday 2nd Salason, Cangas De Morazzo
Saturday 4th Hell Dorado, Vitoria
Sunday 5th El Sotana Rock Pub, Teruel
(With The Dangerfields)
Wednesday 22nd Bennigans, Derry
Thursday 23rd Áras Na Ngael, Galway
Friday 24th Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork
Saturday 25th Venue Tbc, Limerick
Sunday 26th Wild Duck, Dublin
(With Lucifer Star Machine)
Thursday 27th Sonic Ballroom, Cologne
Friday 28th Freakshow, Essen
Saturday 29th Zollkantine, Bremen
Sunday 30th Indra Musikclub, Hamburg (With Bitch Queens)
Thursday 25th The Pipeline, Brighton
Friday 26th Hope And Anchor, London
Saturday 27th Nice And Sleazy, Morecambe
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‘Usually found jumping around down the front at gigs, I also relish taking photos and videos, singing, speaking with fellow music fans, and asking musicians the questions nobody else does Writing about my favourite bands and connecting with people who love music too keeps me more-or-less sane I’ve worked for over 25 years at a video production company, mainly filming live music events, therefore I have an additional backstage perspective!’