TV COLOURS – ” Beverly “

Posted: January 20, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Is this stretching the word “rising” too far? Purple Skies, Toxic River was pretty much the best album from 2013, and there’s been nary a peep since from Canberra’s TV Colours since, a one-man project from Bobby Kill. The band did release some new t-shirts in 2018, with a note promising more music soon—that Facebook post is almost a year old at this point. That first LP was criminally underheard in the States, though, even with a domestic release on Comedy Minus One, and so it’d be negligent of us to leave them off a list like this. On Purple Skies TV Colours delivers a pop-punk album in the best possible meaning of the term, a modern day successor to the terminally catchy disquiet of bands like the Buzzcocks and the Mice, but recorded on what sounds like a four-track from the early ‘90s.

Bobby Kill squeezes more warmth and color than you can imagine out of that lo-fi set-up, brightening up the programmed drums and classic riffs tightly coiled together on every song. Look, it’s true: “Beverly” is a song that should be on every “best of ” list, and blasting out of every bored, anxious, unsettled kid’s window every summer night for the rest of existence. And hey, it’s from Australia, so good job, island continent.

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