Monday, September 07, 2020
Track Of The Day :: TV People - Nothing More
Words: Linn Branson
Released last Friday, ‘Nothing More’ is Dublin post-punks TV People's third release this year after ‘Time Eats Up’ and 'Kitchen Sinking’.
Mixed and recorded at Darklands Audio with Dan Doherty (Fontaines D.C.), ’Nothing More’ sees the band explore their identity and the struggles of finding a purpose in life, through their now trademark post-punk-meets-garage-rock sound.
Like its predecessors, its intensity and dark quality add greatly to its appeal. Though governed by the mournfully compelling baritone of vocalist and guitarist Paul Donohoe, the steady pulsing underpinned drums and bassline lend a guiding hand behind layered guitar riffs, as Donohoe reflects how "it was easy in the end / don’t buy the bullshit trend", becoming "so tired of it all."
“It reflects on the superficial challenges of finding yourself that you face in adolescence and early adulthood, and contrasts these with a deeper existential anxiety that emerges in their place as you begin to overcome them," explain the quartet.
“The song documents the experience of trying to make peace with the realisation that life may be inherently meaningless and deal with the burden of being responsible for your own life's purpose. It was written remotely during the lockdown period by sending each other music and mixing a home demo which was a new way of writing for us."
A band sounding more confident and interesting with each release, tune into ’Nothing More’ via Robert Clarke's video here.