In the wake of a fevered response to recent single Banshee, Talk Show are today sharing brand-new track Stress. Featured as Jack Saunders’ “Midnight Drop” and following a live session last night from Maida Vale, Jack said “I genuinely believe that Talk Show are one of the most exciting bands about, they are Fresh and just what we need right now… go and get behind this band, go see em live, get those tickets, go stream they’re music.”
Listen again to the session HERE.
Stress is the latest single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP “These People.” Where Banshee was a lovelorn tale of frustration, Stress is a punk juggernaut, forthright and direct in its delivery. Lead vocalist and guitarist Harrison Swann says of the track; “When writing ‘Stress’ it instantly felt like a song with a lot of heart and a larger than life attitude. It’s a song about modern love with its emotions and lyrics, worn proudly on its sleeves. Instantly it felt natural to play ‘Stress’ as large and as loud as we possibly could. Musically we wanted to compliment the forthright nature of the lyrics with a grandiose rhythm section. We tried to juxtapose the negative connotations of the song’s title, with music that was bold and had a lot of attitude, not something that was insular or timid. The first time we ever played that song, I remember it feeling like it had a life of it’s own, it really wanted to burst out of the basement we were in.”
Having spent much of last year touring throughout the UK and Europe in support of artists including Fontaines D.C., Squid, Fat White Family, Crows, The Murder Capital, Black Country, New Road and Pip Blom, the band are have a string of their own headline UK tour dates coming up in April. They also support Marika Hackman at her Birmingham show.
See Talk Show live at the following venues.
3rd – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham (support to Marika Hackman)
4th – Annie Mac Presents, Oslo, London
27th – Independent Venue Week Tour – Dolls House, Abertillery
29th – Independent Venue Week Tour – Le Pub, Newport
30th – Independent Venue Week Tour – The Bunkhouse, Swansea
31st – Independent Venue Week Tour – Udegun Arts Space, Wrexham
APRIL HEADLINE UK TOUR DATES
17th – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow [buy tickets here]
18th – YES, Manchester [buy tickets here]
20th – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham [buy tickets here]
22th – The Crofters Rights, Bristol [buy tickets here]
23th – Lafayette, London [buy tickets here]
24th – The Green Door Store, Brighton [buy tickets here]