TVAM is one man, Joe Oxley.
Taking influence from a lifetime of repeats, reruns and reboots, he crafted his own low-budget, high-risk concept. A world in which broadcast becomes performance.
Sonic references straddle the spectrum of influence – think Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia, think Suicide’s deconstructed rock’n’roll, think My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise.
Using home cinema formats we’d all ditched by the turn of the century and a stand we haven’t seen since the classroom, Oxley shines a harsh light on our misplaced nostalgia. Weaving found footage with stark sloganeering and a taste for garish hues, TVAM comes off like Adam Curtis taping his favourite Nicktoons.
After gaining the attention of Clash, Lauren Laverne and Gideon Coe with the single ‘PORSCHE MAJEURE’, TVAM will release ‘GAS & AIR’ on Static Caravan this April.