Lo-fi and hi-fuzz from the era of X-Files and Twin Peaks, Melbourne’s TV Haze dial into the sounds of sepia-toned, no frills indie-rock with their debut LP. Forged with no aims and no ambition, the three-piece is the musical lovechild of Dylan Stewart (Iowa) and Andy Hayden (Freak Wave, A Death in The Family), joining their song-writing forces over regular Sunday night drinking sessions in Hayden’s back shed studio.
Earlier this year, armed with a new batch of songs they started jamming with drummer Sarah Thompson (Camp Cope) and quickly all agreed to work towards recording LP#1 before playing a single live show. In the spirit of shaggy but soulful early recordings of bands like Guided By Voices and Pavement, the trio's aim was to capture these tracks in their primitive and urgent stage.
Recorded in Bakehouse Studio’s ‘Scrap Museum’ with Sean Callanan and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring), the tones are bristling with the warm static of the ‘90s underground, while Stewart's vocal style also hint at broader sonic influences like Kurt Vile and Neil Young. It's a record that take everyday existential crises and pins them to a wall of sound you can see from your teenage bedroom window, as Stewart sings on Dean's Diner "Remember how we used to be? / It's all comin' back to me / Always had a way of finding trouble" Do not adjust your set.