Hotline TNT Sign To Third Man

Hotline TNT have signed to Third Man Records. To celebrate the news they have shared a new video for "Protocol," and West Coast tour dates
Hotline TNT Photo Credit: Sara Messinger

Hotline TNT AKA: Will Anderson, has signed to Third Man Records, along with the news, they have shared new single/video, “Protocol.” The track, follows  Hotline TNT’s 2021 debut  Nineteen in Love. The group toured relentlessly, enduring seemingly endless lineup shifts to become a linchpin of several interconnecting DIY scenes. Their audience steadily ballooned, with Nineteen in Love becoming a coveted LP. It remains an inspiring document of (and to) blown-out beauty.

“Protocol” is sunswept and sad, as if frowning in the middle of a party. Like Teenage Fanclub battling Jesu for speaker space, a jubilant guitar jangle and arching melody counter shards of noise and a punishing rhythm section. Of the video, director Fiona Kane says “It’s a rock n roll push and pull silent comedy for summer. The most important parts of summer are beating the heat and listening to rock music.”

Of the track, Anderson adds: “This song is about falling on a sword — sometimes you just gotta hold an L even when in your heart of hearts you know it’s not fair. Saving the relationship is worth taking the blame now and again.”

Hotline TNT are hitting the road for a run of West Coast tour dates, following a secret show in Brooklyn (purchase tickets to receive location). On the West Coast, Hotline TNT will be joined by fellow Smoking Room alums Toner, rising stars Sword II, Enumclaw, and “The Julia’s War Band.” Be on the lookout for more from Hotline TNT this year.

Hotline TNT 2023 Tour Dates

Fri. July 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
Sun. July 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sound & Fury
Wed. Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory NoHo *
Thu. Aug. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Fri. Aug. 11 – Davis, CA @ Oddfellows Lounge
Sat. Aug. 12 – Arcata CA @ TBA
Sun. Aug. 13 – Eugene OR @ John Henry’s
Wed. Aug. 16 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theater *
Thu. Aug. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Nii Modo Gallery *
Fri. Aug. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Antisocial Skate Shop *
Sat. Aug. 19 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
Sun. Sept. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Mon. Nov. 6 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint %
Tue. Nov. 7 – Manchester, UK @ YES Basement %
Wed. Nov. 8 – Newcastle, UK @ Bobiks
Thu. Nov. 9 – Sheffield, UK @ Delicious Clam
Fri. Nov. 10 – London, UK @ George Tavern
Sat. Nov. 11 – London, UK @ Pitchfork Festival London

* w/ Toner, “The Julia’s War Band”, Enumclaw, Sword II
% w/ Snõõper

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