TVAM self-released his much-acclaimed debut Psychic Data in the autumn of 2018, and it’s gone on to be 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’ status and its signature tune, ‘Porsche Majeure’, featured in HBO’s smash-hit show Succession.
TVAM singed to Invada Records in 2022 for the sophomore record, High Art Lite which took a different tilt from its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal. The colours were blown out, and the brightness cranked up. TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil were all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but also with an urgent belief in the human condition. High Art Lite offered an all-inclusive redemption package, 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. Whereas his first album focused on the unknown influences over our surroundings and the information that permeates our unconscious, High Art Lite is a more comprehensive, more colourful, although no less disconcerting, remit.
This winter TVAM is back with brand new single ‘Costasol’, the title track from the recently released EP featuring the amazing vocals of Mona (from Robbie & Mona), co-produced with James Trevascus and mastered by Grant Berry. See what it’s all about at Yes this December.