This week we get to feel another white-hot blast straight from the album’s furnace in new single "Just To Get By", which finds the band in rare reflective form. "Just To Get By" is the latest single to land ahead of the new album Roden House Blues - which will be released May 5th, 2023, via The Sign Records.

“Every day can be a struggle and happiness really is an inside job. None of us are perfect. Every day we’re pitted against each other and ourselves by a world that increasingly looks like a dumpster fire that wants to incinerate us. What can we do to just get by? Perhaps just trying to improve, rise above and be a better person is an act of revenge nowadays. A number one single in an alternate universe with a guitar riff of such hook and beauty it was surely dropped from the Rock heavens. We don’t JUST do Nihilism, Negativity, Rage and Revolution you know…”

Watch the video for "Just To Get By" here:



  • March 22nd - Bennigans, Derry
  • March 23rd - Cellar Bar, Galway
  • March 24th - Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork
  • March 25th - Hop House, Bangor
  • March Sunday 26th - Wild Duck, Dublin


  • April 27th - Sonic Ballroom, Cologne
  • April 28th - Freakshow, Essen
  • April 29th - Zollkantine, Bremen
  • April 30th - Indra Musikclub, Hamburg


  • May 25th - The Pipeline, Brighton
  • May 26th - Hope And Anchor, London
  • May 27th - Nice And Sleazy, Morecambe
  • May 28th - Old Angel, Notts

UK (With ZEKE)

  • June 20th - Exchange, Bristol
  • June 21st - Parish, Huddersfield
  • June 22nd - New Cross Inn, London


  • September 28th - Trillians, Newcastle
  • September 29th - Bannermans, Edinburgh
  • September 30th - Waterloo, Blackpool

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 ‘PRIEST's 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.

“The finest Rock N’ Roll band in the UK” – Eddie Spaghetti, Supersuckers

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 and will be released May 5th, 2023, via The Sign Records.

Rehearsed, recorded and mixed between the numerous U.K lockdowns in Roden House, one of Nottingham’s former lace factories where the Priests have their own space, and which spawned the album title. This is no Mississippi Blues but perhaps it makes more sense than you think: Howling laments, loss, self-reflection and revelation - alongside some recurring Priests lyrical themes: negativity, nihilism, rage and revolution. After 2019’s Stand for Nothing the band were unsure whether they’d do another album – However, global lockdown inadvertently led to a renewed passion and realization that, like Jagger said, ’what can a poor boy do’ – especially when feeling more lost in a world that increasingly resembles a dumpster fire. A few dozen demos were scrutinized of which, through a stricter than ever group consensus, 14 were recorded but then honed down, razor sharp, into the tightest collection of 11 low-fat, lean and mean banging tunes that could fit into 30 minutes.

11 glorious tracks of High Energy R’n’R, anthemic, adrenalised, sweaty, singalong, life-affirming Rock and Roll. Huge Choruses, colossal dual guitar riffarama, more hooks than a fishing shop, and one hell of an attitude. Punk? Garage Rock? Scandi Rock? Just know this…. They ARE THE HIP PRIESTS and YOU are NOT.

Play Loud or just don’t fuckin’ bother.

Roden House Blues is released on May the 5th and will be available on all streaming platforms, CD, and in three color variants on vinyl; (1) black vinyl, (2) solid turquoise vinyl with solid white splatter, solid black splatter, and solid blue splatter, and (3) transparent/clear vinyl with transparent yellow splatter and transparent pink splatter.

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