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Producer TV AM describes his music as ‘post-internet, motivational slime-punk’ - it’s certainly a startling sound somewhere betwixt Boards of Canada and My Bloody Valentine drones...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 27 Nov 2015
  • min read
Joe Oxley, the one and only man behind TVAM, describes his sound as ‘post-internet, motivational slime-punk’ - and it’s certainly an intriguing new guise for this Wigan-based producer.

Citing everyone from Big Black to Boards of Canada as inspiration, his debut single No Explanations was a two and a half minute blast of psychedelic surf punk out via Static Caravan. Married to a video of chopped up cult film footage and released on a USB stick and cassette, his behaviour so far suggests that chart domination isn’t quite what’s he after.

Follow up, Porsche Majeure, is even better, an uplifting slice of synthesised drone rock coming on like My Bloody Valentine and Boards of Canada arguing over the TV remote. Out again through Static Caravan it’s unsurprisingly been shown some serious love by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne. Watch this space for more sonic naughtiness and check out the mind-bending video below…

I first started writing music because…
I find it utterly addictive.

I have been making music since…
Since 1999/2000 under various guises, since 2014 as TVAM.

My music is…
Lacking true focus.

You'll like my music if you listen to...
Thee Oh Sees, Boards of Canada, Tobacco, Suicide.

My favourite venue is…
The Kazimier, Liverpool.

Music is important because…
It can be both personal and universal at the same time.

My biggest inspiration is…
Television (the medium, not the band).

My dream collaboration would be…
I'd play keys for John Dwyer. Gimme a call, John!

To try me out, listen to my song…
Porsche Majeure.

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…
On the internet.

In 10 years’ time I want to be...
Alive and well.

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