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          Joe Oxley is the one-man electro / psych machine behind TVAM - producing arguably the biggest dance-floor action Wigan has seen since the legendary Casino closed its doors in the 1970's. As 6Music's Lauren Laverne observed "It's like someone took Spiritualized to the club!!"

          Heralding the arrival of a singular talent the self-produced and home-recorded debut album 'Psychic Data' contains 'These Are Not Your Memories' and 'Narcissus' (both of which enjoyed playlist support at BBC 6Music) alongside 'Porsche Majeure', 'Gas & Air' and the title track.

          Hypnotic tracks which straddle an impressive spectrum of influence; with Boards of Canada's irresistible nostalgia, Suicide's deconstructed rock 'n' roll and My Bloody Valentine's infinite noise all becoming touching points in Oxley's musical output.

          Mix duties were handed to Dean Honer (Moonlandingz, I Monster, Add (N) To X) - Oxley offers "It was great working with Dean. I'm a massive Add N To (X) fan and, after hearing what he was doing with Moonlandingz, I knew he'd know where I was coming from. Though having seen his collection of synths I now need to raise my game!"

          Crafting a world which touches on our memories but toys with our fears, a world in which information seeps under your door and pools by your feet, a world in which he seeks to define everything from abandoned meanings to subconscious desires, 'Psychic Data' invites us to experience the psychodrama first hand.

          TVAM gigs blur the boundary between art and performance; via a large television sits on an 80's secondary school-style podium, a VHS video recorder projects long-forgotten Mondo movies alongside vintage footage often sourced from hours spent poring through charity shop shelves "What started as a passing interest became an obsession. I found so many seemingly random videos, each with its own individual meaning, now estranged from their owners. Did these people ever take up calisthenics? Did they install a model railway in their spare bedroom? Did they learn to communicate more effectively with their teenage children? Did they find something in those high-speed rally crash videos unseen by us today..? I love the process of chopping things up and splicing back together; creating new meaning out of thin air. Combining this with the music I was making, I knew the performance had to fit.
          Somewhere between Adam Curtis and BBC Schools... somewhere between 'Threads' and 'Words & Pictures'."

          TVAM has remixed Amber Arcades, The KVB, TOY, FEWS and Tunng (who are returning the favour, watch this space...)

          Praise for 'Psychic Data':

          "It's like someone took Spiritualized to the club!!" - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

          "Quite simply, this is one of the best debuts in recent times. Utterly and unashamedly brilliant." - Electronic Sound

          "An industrialised pop record that throbs and pulses with an infectious, entrancing haze that's instantly addictive... roaring great fun" - Loud & Quiet (8 out of 10)

          "A Ballardian synthesis of rock grind, mechanoid tension and ether-gazing vocals which variously recalls The Normal, Suicide and Add N to (X)" - Mojo

          "Indulge in the disaffected rage that beats through this darkly glittering experimental masterpiece." - GIGWISE (#5 Album Of The Year)

          "Hazy psychodramatic atmosphere that brings to mind proto-electro punks Suicide, the swaying noise of MBV, and the brooding nostalgia of Boards Of Canada. Quite simply this is a superb debut album" - Piccadilly Records (#5 Album Of The Year)

          "A magnificent record that has all the hallmarks of a future cult-classic" - Resident Music (#7 Album Of The Year)

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  • 27 Mar, 2019

    Bluedot Festival 2019

    The Bluedot festival takes place at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire from 18th-21st July, and features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Kate Tempest
    ...TOKiMONSTA
    ...Self Esteem
    ...TVAM
    ...Anna Calvi

    www.discoverthebluedot.com

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  • 09 Feb, 2019

    Stag & Dagger Festival 2019

    The Stag & Dagger festival in Glasgow on Bank Holiday Sunday 5th May, features a whole host of Primary Talent artists:

    ...Rat Boy (Headline)
    ...TVAM
    ...Bad Nerves
    ...Hollow Hand
    ...Just Mustard
    ...Pearl Charles

    www.staganddagger.co.uk

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  • 24 Jan, 2019

    TVAM: New Video 'Bitplain'

    TVAM returns with 'Bitplain', the latest track to be taken from the album, accompanied by one of his self produced videos which sit somewhere between Adam Curtis and BBC schools and form part of his live performances.

    Beats rub each other up the wrong way, fuzz guitar shouts to be heard and titanic synths sink your battleship. From this all out war comes brief relief as Joe Oxley comforts us with the voice of a modern day psychic healer. 'Bitplain' soothes like an ocean of calm, a safe space, impermeable to fact and fiction. Against the harsh noise of our polarised digital personalities, and the permanence / impermanence of our digital history, TVAM gently reminds us of our responsibilities.

    As we recreate ourselves in noughts and ones, our bodies will crumble to dust but our digital legacy will last forever.

    Oxley says, "It's about the feeling that everyone you know is slowly weaving their own narrative reality. Politicians, companies, media commentators, all shaping actuality... super-charged by technology and repeated by the herd. 'Bitplain' is a vain hope that the truth will catch us all in the end."

    Additionally, having sold-out the initial run, his debut album 'Psychic Data' will receive a 2nd vinyl pressing to coincide with the tour. The album will be re-issued on April 26th.

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  • 24 Jan, 2019

    TVAM: 'Psychic Data' UK Tour

    TVAM has announced UK headline dates in April, to coincide with the second vinyl re-issue of his debut album 'Psychic Data', on 26th April.

    www.tvamindustries.com

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  • 22 Jan, 2019

    Bluedot Festival 2019

    The Bluedot festival takes place at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, from 18th to 21st July and features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Kate Tempest
    ...Anna Calvi
    ...TOKiMONSTA
    ...TVAM

    Tickets on sale from 24th January.

    www.discoverthebluedot.com

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  • 22 Jan, 2019

    TVAM: Mutations Festival 2019

    TVAM will play the Mutations Festival in Portslade, UK on 23rd February.

    www.mutationsfestival.com

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  • 16 Jan, 2019

    TVAM: Sea Change Festival

    TVAM will appear at the Sea Change Festival in Devon, between 24th - 26th May.

    www.seachangefestival.co.uk

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  • 18 Dec, 2018

    TVAM: Joins Mute Song Publishing

    TVAM has joined Mute Song publishing.
    His album 'Psychic Data' is also #5 in Gigwise's '51 Best Albums of 2018'.

    www.mutesong.com/news/tvam-joins-mute-song

    www.gigwise.com/features/3302920/gigwise-s-51-best-albums-of-2018

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  • 11 Dec, 2018

    Stag & Dagger Festival 2019

    The Stag & Dagger, multi-venue festival takes place across Glasgow on 5th May & features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Rat Boy
    ...TVAM

    Tickets are available from the link below.

    www.seetickets.com/event/stag-and-dagger-2019/multiple-venues/1295937

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  • 29 Nov, 2018

    TVAM: Are You Listening? Festival

    TVAM will play the Are You Listening? festival in Reading, on Saturday 27th April.

    www.areyoulistening.org.uk

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09 Apr 19Hare & HoundsBirmingham, UK
10 Apr 19ElectrowerkzLondon, UK
11 Apr 19The CrescentYork, UK
13 Apr 19YESManchester, UK
14 Apr 19TheklaBristol, UK
27 Apr 19Are You Listening? FestivalReading , UK
05 May 19Stag & Dagger FestivalGlasgow, UK
24 May 19Gaîté LyriqueParis, FRANCE
25 May 19Sea Change FestivalTotnes, UK
20 Jul 19Bluedot FestivalCheshire, UK