We’re thrilled to welcome TVAM to Ramsgate on Friday 28th April, for a spectacular combination of shoegaze, krautrock, electro-pop and industrial music. A sensational, cinematic sound that will sound huge in our small chamber of noise…
“The perfect noise for one of those dystopian tales we know and love. Dark yet beautiful sonics that melt the mind if you close your eyes with the lights off” – Louder Than War
TVAM self-released his much-acclaimed debut Psychic Data in the autumn of 2018, something of a cult-classic, the album joined the dots between Suicide’s deconstructed rock ’n’ roll, Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise. Psychic Data attained BBC 6Music ‘Album Of The Day’ whilst signature tune Porsche Majeure featured in HBO’s smash-hit ‘Succession’.
Now signed to Invada Records, High Art Lite takes a different tilt to its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal. The colours are blown-out and the brightness is cranked up. TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil, are all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but this time with an urgent belief in the human condition. A heady mix of Black Mirror’s modern fables, JG Ballard’s gated communities of sun-drenched wealth, and Mulholland Drive’s boulevard of broken daydreams, High Art Lite offers an all-inclusive package of redemption. Whereas his first album focused on the unknown influences over our surrounds and the information that permeates our unconscious, High Art Lite has a wider, more colourful, although no less disconcerting, remit.
“It conveys a disgust for our regurgitated culture while pilfering with abandon; it’s a cerebral endeavour, and it’s also a peach to dance to” – The Quietus
“TVAM is characterised by a certain kind of discontent, a venomous version of nostalgia – the sheets of MBV noise are not euphoric but chilling” – Loud and Quiet
“Like Big Black Delta, Deserta, or The Soft Moon, Oxley’s one-man operation more than stands up to those artists, his singular vision resulting in a concise piece of techno-psych” – The Line of Best Fit