Notts action heroes THE HIP PRIESTS have a brand new video which they're premiering with Vive Le Rock!
'Shakin Ain't Fakin' is a first taste of the band's forthcoming fifth album Roden House Blues which is due out on 5 May via The Sign Records.
“Shaking to the sound 'n' rattling with rage. Keeping your sanity and keeping it real whilst global politicians try to kill (or sell) us all. Ignore Elton, any night's good for fighting. This tune was a later arrival to the selection of songs we tried out for inclusion on the new album but, from rough demo to the moment we all rehearsed it, it quickly staked its place as one of the album’s cornerstones and has already become a live killer. More hooks than a fisherman’s box, incendiary guitars and an enormous anthemic chorus. What more do you need from your rock ‘n’ roll? … How about Von Cruz effortlessly spitting out a rapture-inspired Rap? Always shaking- never faking. Pull up that pavement – I can see the beach.”
Sixteen years on the go, The Hip Priests are renowned as an incendiary live band with numerous tours of the UK, Europe and the USA under their cassocks, sharing stages with the likes of The Hellacopters, Gluecifer, The Good the Bad and the Zugly, New Bomb Turks, Dwarves and Zeke along the way.
The band have the following dates lined up for the spring...
Mon 27 Feb – Dragonfly Rock Cafe, Almeria
Tues 28 Feb – Sala Plant Baja, Granada
Wed 1 Mar – Fun House, Madrid
Thurs 2 Mar – Salason, Cangas De Morazzo
Sat 4 Mar – Hell Dorado, Vitoria
Sun 5 Mar – El Sotana Rock Pub, Teruel (w/The Dangerfields)
Wed 22 Mar – Bennigans, Derry
Thurs 23 Mar – Áras Na Ngael, Galway
Fri 24 Mar – Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork
Sat 25 Mar – Venue TBC, Limerick
Sun 26 Mar – Wild Duck, Dublin
Thur 27 April – Sonic Ballroom, Cologne*
Fri 28 April – Freakshow, Essen*
Sat 29 April – Zollkantine, Bremen*
Sun 30 April – Indra Musikclub, Hamburg*
Thur 25 May – The Pipeline, Brighton~
Fri 26 May – Hope And Anchor, London~
Sat 27 May – Nice And Sleazy, Morecambe~
*w/Lucifer Star Machine
Pic by Ralph Barklam