TV Smith has announced a new album, inspired by Covid-19 and the lockdown that has prevented musicians from touring since early spring.
Lockdown Holiday was recorded by the Adverts founder, singer and songwriter under lockdown restrictions after tours with Stiff Little Fingers in the UK and Die Toten Hosen in Germany were abruptly cancelled.
“I never intended to make this record,” says TV. “But lockdown came, all my gigs were cancelled and I suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands and a lot to write about. The ideas started flowing and before I knew it I had eleven brand new songs. Not only that but in one way or another they all commented on the situation of a country suffering under a pandemic. I realised that I had on my hands that most un-punk of things – a concept album.”
The album is heralded by the release of a video for the song ‘Send In The Clown’. It’s the first side of a double A-side free video single. The other side will follow next week!
WATCH ‘Send In The Clown’ video – https://youtu.be/7oq8goEUoWY
In the run-up to the album release, TV will be playing two shows under Coronavirus restrictions at the Almost Acoustic Club, Gillow’s Bar, Blackpool Winter Gardens on 6th and 7th November. Tickets are priced £10 based on up to four people sharing a table. Full details at https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/whats-on
Released through Easy Action Records on 27th November, Lockdown Holiday is available to pre-order here