Thursday 15th November 2018
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £8 + booking fee / £10
Self categorized as ‘post-internet, motivational slime-punk’, Manchester-based Joe Oxley – the man behind the psychodramatic TVAM – comes to The Green Door Store alongside his debut album PSYCHIC DATA. Crafting a world which touches on our memories but toys with our fears, Oxley defines everything from abandoned meanings to subconscious desires.
Somewhere within a lifetime of repeats, reruns and reboots, TVAM lives, crafting a world in which broadcast becomes performance. Hypnotic tracks which straddle an impressive spectrum of influence; with Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia, Suicide’s deconstructed rock’n’roll and MBV’s infinite noise all becoming touching points in Oxley’s musical output.
Shining a harsh light on our nostalgia, TVAM’s live show is something of a spectacle. Blurring the line between art and performance, Oxley is aided by long-dead technology and haunted sloganeering to broadcast his self-styled psychic data. Toying with the power of influence, TVAM offers no comfort in this age of unease.
“an artist that seems to exist without boundaries.” – Clash Magazine
Support comes from:
The Swedish Shoegaze Trio Echo Ladies released their debut album ‘Pink Noise’ via Sonic Cathedral & Hybris on June 8th. The short eight track album were recorded by the band with their producer Joakim Lindberg and came just a few months after their self-titled EP, which received attention from BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Beats 1, The Line of Best Fit and Clash, to name a few.
The band quotes Cocteau Twins, Lowlife(The Scottish Dreampop Band) and the Jesus And Mary Chain as the most important musical influences on the album. ‘Pink Noise’ conveys the feelings of nostalgia and hope for the future, mixed with worries and concerns about defining who you are and what you will be. This explains their blend of melancholy, euphoria, anger and soreness as well as a sense of emotional confusion.