Please take note: This show has now been moved to Monday SEPTEMBER 7th. All original tickets remain valid for the new date.
Statement from the band:
It honestly breaks my heart to be writing this, but unfortunately the time has come to make the announcement that, due to the constant changes and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, our headline tour in April will be postponed until September. Our gig this Saturday in Southampton, and our tour with IVW around Wales have also been postponed for the time being. It is not a decision we have taken lightly due to the vast effect it will have on so many involved, venues, staff, and music-fans alike, but regrettably this is a decision we feel we must make. The safety of those in attendance must come first. We feel a moral responsibility to you, our fans, but also to the NHS and those most vulnerable to the virus, and so encouraging you to be in close contact with each other, in a confined gig space, seems wrong. We believe this is the right decision to make during these strange and difficult times. So many people are to thank for the hard work they have put into promoting these shows and our upcoming EP, which we are unbelievably grateful for. When we all come through this together, we promise to come back stronger, and make these shows something to properly celebrate together.
There are so many others in the same position as ourselves right now, buying physical copies of music and/or merch will be a lifeline to everyone trying to ride out this storm, we urge you to support them just as much as us right now.
Stay safe, wash your hands.
Peace and Love,
Harrison, George, Chloë, and Tom x
A lot can happen in a year. Flash back to the start of 2019 and London 4-piece Talk Show were just beginning to announce themselves as a name to watch with their (now sold-out) debut single for YALA! Records, “Fast and Loud.” An intense, raucous outlay of post-punk energy, “Fast and Loud” raced its way through a jagged, dark account of an imagined metropolis, capturing the attention of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, as well as a host of tastemaker publications. Follow-up single “Ankle Deep (In A Warm Glass of Water)” then upped the stakes with a one-two punch that married their raw, punk-inspired delivery with melodic, romantic introspection.
Fast-forward to Jan 2020 and Talk Show have solidified themselves as a stirring live spectacle, 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. Now, they are ready to present the fruits of a year spent digesting the world around them. Their debut EP “These People” arrives on March 27th via Council Records, and today they are sharing its first single “Banshee.”
Lead vocalist and guitarist Harrison Swann says of the track; “At its core, Banshee is a frustrated lovelorn tale. We didn’t want Banshee to feel depressing or hopeless, more heartfelt and ardent. I wanted the lyrics and song to progress through a relationship which brings no resolution, nor closure for the protagonist. Focused on melodic guitar lines and the rhythm section supporting the lead vocal, it helped us to create an uplifting track with a melancholic undertone.”