Today’s new music spotlight is on Talk Show.
Location: South London
Line-up: Harrison Swann (vocals/guitar), Tom Holmes (guitar), George Sullivan (bass), Chloe MacGregor (drums)
About: London four-piece Talk Show have set about bringing their own brand of twisted, poetic post-punk to stages across the country with echoes of bands such as Savages, Magazine and New Order, their solemn yet infectious take is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.
What Hidden Herd say: Talk Show‘s visceral post-punk fizzes with energy, oozes urgency and brims with menace, as experienced first hand at Hidden Herd‘s SPTLGHT show back in February. “HA HA HA HA HA HA” blasts magnetic frontman Harrison Swann before each barbed guitar breakdown on debut cut ‘Fast & Loud’, but this is a million miles from the light chortles of prime-time telly; it’s one of the most bold, biting and vital opening singles in recent memory.
For fans of: The Cure, The Stranglers, Gang of Four
30th March – Manchester @ Soup Kitchen
3rd-5th May – Liverpool @ Sound City
5th May – Leicester @ Handmade Festival
Latest track: ‘Fast & Loud’