Release date: June 8th 2015
Format: USB in VHS case and digital gubbins
Joe Oxley, the one and only man behind TVAM, describes his sound as Post-Internet, motivational slime-punk and we totally dig it. Influences drawn from Big Black, Thee Oh Sees and Boards of Canada can be picked from TVAM’S first single ‘No Explanations’ which heavily leans towards Surf Punk as much as Contemporary German Motorik Audio, as vocals bloom into garage rock riffs through audio outbursts. Warped, chopped-up images stream on TVAM’s television set, consisting of a cool blend of downright bizarre cult footage, described by the man himself as ‘technicolour trash’. Using a collage of visual non sequiturs, nostalgia tears away from memory and slogans burst in through the darkness between hot pink and slime green. TVAM has found a new way to sync image with sound, adding a whole new element of originality to this psychic karaoke.
Think ‘In the Red' as much as ‘Trouble in Mind’ but we found him a home here on static caravan to refine his audio protein.
Very ltd USB in VHS case, Cassette on Blak Hand Records and Digital Download.
TVAM have single launch shows:
June 5 - The Old Courts, Wigan
June 10 - Kraak, Manchester (with Eternal Tapestry).
"TVAM creates an all-encompassing wall of sound which is an insane treat for the senses." City Life Magazine
"A drum machine is synced with the visuals and he plays along with great skill, adding snarling guitar through a combination of foot pedals that create a soundtrack for TVAM’s thrilling nonsensical montages." Silent Radio
"One man and his shiny, red guitar and the TV was the other band member. He has used found footage, messed up and distorted, but perfectly synced with the music which I may have imagined, some may have actually happened." Trust The Wizards
"In a rightful world Static Caravan would release this as a 7" and score an indie hit single" [Vital Weekly]