Hotline TNT Share New Single/Video “Protocol”

Hotline TNT Share New Single/Video "Protocol"

Hotline TNT, the New York-based project of indie stalwart Will Anderson, have shared their new single “Protocol“, alongside an accompanying video, and have also announced their signing to Third Man Records.

“Protocol” is sun-swept 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.”

Speaking about it, 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.”

Get the track here and watch the video below.

Hotline TNT “Protocol”

Hotline TNT’s 2021 debut Nineteen in Love on California label Smoking Room embodied his devotion to strong hooks and distortion, dripping like sour honey. The group toured relentlessly, enduring seemingly endless lineup shifts to become a linchpin of several interconnecting DIY scenes.

Following a sold out show at The Lexington with label-mates Island Of Love last month, Hotline TNT will return to the UK in November for a string of dates around further new material.

Hotline TNT Upcoming Live Dates

Mon. Nov. 6 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint w/ Snõõper
Tue. Nov. 7 – Manchester, UK @ YES Basement w/ Snõõper
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

Photo credit: Sara Messinger