Television Personalities

RECENT NEWS

Home
USA Tour Notes
DANIEL TREACY BLOG
Memorabilia
LIVE ARCHIVE
Tour Photos
Jowe Head stuff
RECENT NEWS
Shows/Tour/Gigs
Links/Thanks

Live and Late-breaking News (and more)!

"I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY NOW" MP3 demo

TVPs 2005
tvpersonalities1.jpg

dan2014august.jpg
Daniel August 2014

tvp___are_we_there_yet.jpg
Are We Nearly There Yet?

tvp-3-blog.jpg
TVPs tribute Volume 3

WANTED- LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS:
Please email for more information: tvpsrecordings@yahoo.com

July 2013

No real updates to mention except to keep your eye's (and ears) on the lookout for The Beautiful Music label out of Canada to continue with their well-received TVPs tribute series with Volume 4 soon to be released. They do have a new sampler featuring a couple of the tracks from it which can be found at:
http://thebeautifulmusic.com/?page_id=1501

November 2012

A recording from Philadelphia April 9, 1992 has surfaced:
http://freedomhasnobounds.com/?p=1444/
Sadly, it's incomplete, but download it and enjoy!

There's now an official Soundcloud page: this will be updated occasionally with out-takes, live tracks, rarities etc:
http://soundcloud.com/television-personalities

October 2012

An update on Daniels progress from his sister:

I know you all have been awaiting new's on how "Daniel" is progressing. Up until today I have respected his wishes not to print anything any where. Well today "Daniel" has said to tell you all he is getting better be it slowly . We are 12 months in and all thing's considered they are pleased with "Daniel"s progress . I will post again soon, I am sure "Daniel" will come up with one of his humorous one liner's on a good day he still makes us laugh. Love to all xXXX

October 2011

Very sad news to report. The NME has to report "Television Personalities' Dan Treacy 'critically ill' and in hospital"

Read the full article here: https://http://www.nme.com/news/nme/59761

September 2011

New 7" single; "Wonder What It Was?" with the flipside of "Radiohead Song" is available for preorder and should be released in limited quality the beginning of October. Reserve you copy now!

August 2011

Some news on a new 7" single and a free download.

New 7" single: 'Wonder What It Was?' b/w 'Radiohead Song'

A wholly independant release currenty being pressed in a very limited quantity. For more details and to reserve a copy, please email us here at tvpsofficial@yahoo.com .
Free download:

In the spring of 2009, Television Personalities convened at XL Studios in London to record a cover version of the Titus Andronicus song 'Arms Against Atrophy' for possible release on a split single with the band. The single never materialised, but you can now download the track by following this link:
http://www.televisionpersonalities.co.uk/download.htm

January 2011

In TVP news.. well, there are lots of shows and touring. It's hard to keep up, so be sure to check out the myspace page and the A Day In Heaven website besides right here for all the news!

We all hope that everone has a copy of "A Memory Is Better Than Nothing" by now!

NEWSFLASH The Beautuful Music folks out of Canada have just finished up with Voume # 3 of their Tribute to the TVPs. Great bands. This edition is called All Those Times We Spent Together. 23 killer tracks order yours now and they will include a bonus disc that contains more wonderful cover's and tributes to the TVPs.!!!
Go here for more info: The Beautiful Music

June 2010

New TVPs album "A Memory Is Better Than Nothing"
is now out on ROCKET GIRL RECORDS
Better then good! The best! You NEED this album. Dan Treacy and friends attaining new heights of genius. 13 tracks!
But it here now:
https://www.rocketgirl.co.uk/shop_cd_releases.php?item=1122

May 2010

Diabolical Liberties by Jowe Head and the Demi Monde

DIABOLICAL LIBERTIES is the new album by Jowe Head and his current band 'The Demi-Monde'. It has 13 tracks of typically twisted Jowe Head pop and comes in a colourful digipack sleeve with fantastic artwork by Jowe himself. The sound is psychedelic, using electronic and acoustic instruments, with a European folk influence plus Indian and Moorish elements.
It will be available from May 13th at the bands gig at Cross Kings, Kings Cross, London. It willthen be available at the Topplers website from Friday 14th May at a cost of 9.99 [including UK postage]. Jowe's MySpace page has a few tracks available to listen to... Full tack details and info here - http://www.topplers .net/diabolical
The first 50 copies (BTW this is a limited edition of 100!) will have a piece of original signed artwork from Jowe. If you are at the London gig on Thursday May 13th Jowe will be selling the first 30 copies with the artwork - if you are buying them from the Topplers online shop then the first 20 will have the artwork! The online cost is 9.99 which includes UK postage.
more info at http://www.topplers .net
Allan @ Topplers.net

April 2010

FORTHCOMING RELEASES

in May - 7" single - She's My Yoko b/w Girl From Nowhere

in June - CD Album - A Memory Is Better Than Nothing

On Rocket Girl!!!!

UPCOMING LIVE DATES
18th March 2010 - supporting MGMT at Heaven in London WC2
20th March 2010 - Penny Black Music night at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London SE24. Full details and advance tickets available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/71527
25th March 2010 - At the Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon, London EC1
3rd April 2010 - At The Cluny, Newcastle
+ some possible dates in France during May.

Jan. 2010

Word of a gig in Paris, and also word from Daniel of a new tvps album out in new year called "A MEMORY IS BETTER THAN NOTHING"
A new single She's My Yoko/Girl From Nowhere out in about 3 or 4 weeks on Rocket Girl
Also a new song on their myspace page called "Girl From Nowhere".

Nov. 2009

Has Daniel had enough of the music business? Is it the end for the TVPs? Say it ain't so! These are likely to be the band's last shows in London for the forseeable future, so do come along and support Dan & co. if you can.

19th November 2009 at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London SE24 Full band featuring a new addition to the TVP's line up, drummer Arnau Obiols. 'Arny' also plays with a band called San Leon who hail from Barcelona. Additional support from San Leon, MJ Hibbett (solo set), and a band from Norwich whose name escapes me (apologies! Check the wegottickets link for further updates... http://www.wegottickets.com/event/63484 )

20th November 2009 at The Stag's Head, Orsman Road, London N1 Launch of the latest issue of The Eel fanzine, this one dedicated to diy pioneers The Desperate Bicycles. Viv Albertine formerly of The Slits will also be playing on the night. Check the flier for full details... http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu147/tvpsofficial/EEL_ZINELAUNCH_flier.jpg?t=1257355490

Details of upcoming shows in Europe can be found at the TVP's Myspace page www.myspace.com/tvpersonalities

Oct. 2009

Going to Germany! Check the TVPs Myspace page or Daniel's blog for up to date news flashes!

Sept. 2009

Gigs in London. Check Daniel's blog for up to date news flashes!

August 2009

Dockville hamburg.august 14-16 TVPs will be playing Satuday August 15th

July 2009

TVPs live at the Rhythm Factory London Thursday 16th July

June 2009

TVP's play Club AC30 @ The Queen Of Hoxton, June 30th 2009
CLUB AC30 ft. Television Personalities live, The Sleeping Years, Sam Kills Two + Djs CLUB AC30 is a London based record label holding regular live showcases of hotly tipped up and coming live talent across the city at various venues. 8.30pm - 2am / free before 10pm, 5 after / 4 nus

MAY 2009

NEW 7" SINGLE RELEASES
The U.S. single (My New Tattoo) is now available. If you would like to purchase a copy of both this and the recently released Elefant single (People Think That We're Strange), please send 10 incl P&P if you are in the UK or 11 if you are outside the UK, to paypal account themikestone@yahoo.com Let me know if you would like to settle by any other payment method. If you only wish to purchase one or other of the records, please send 6 or 7 according to your location.

CREATION RECORDS / ALAN McGEE
Dan was recently interviewed by old friend and Creation Records supremo Alan McGee for an upcoming documentry being made about the label. I understand Ed Ball was also interviewed for the film. Here's what Alan had to say in his online blog for the Guardian...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/may/05/dan-treacy-creation-records

OTHER NEWS
TVP's recently spent a day in the studio at XL Recordings as part of a collaboration with New Jersey band Titus Andronicus who are signed to the label. The result will be a split 45 with Titus Andronicus covering a TVP's song and vice versa. XL's in-house recording engineer Rodadih McDonald wrote a nice summary of the day's events...
http://www.viceland.com/music/2009/04/homerton-strangler-television-personalities/

UPCOMING SHOWS
July 18th - Benicassim Festival, nr Valencia, Spain

April 2009

Just a heads up that the new 7" is out! "People Think That We Are Strange" B/W "A Glimpse Of My Genius" on Elefant Records.
I ordered mine through Darla Records out of California and it arrived today, 3 days later.

March 2009

TVPs back from Paris! Now on to Spain!

February 2009

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Greetings!...And apologies also, for the long gap since the last update.

First of all, Dan and the band would like to extend belated thanks to all who organised and attended the recent show at La Fleche D'or in Paris. The warmth and support from (and banter with!) the audience was overwhelming...Nous ne regrettons rien!

TVP's next live date will be at The Half Moon in Herne Hill, south London, on February 20th, in the company of up and coming Swedish band Sad Day For Puppets, who shared a stage or three with TVP's in their home country last year and recently supported the mighty MGMT in Stockholm. http://www.halfmoonpub.co.uk/ http://www.myspace.com/halfmoonlive Sad Day For Puppets will then go on to play two nights for Sonic Cathedral. Check the bands' Myspace page for further details.. www.myspace.com/saddayforpuppets ..And buy the album!..it's fab!!

Other news..
2 new TVP's 7" singles...

'People Think That We're Strange' b/w 'A Glimpse Of My Genius'
- Due to be released on Elefant Records very soon.. Check the Elefant Records website to purchase, or send an email to this address if you would like us to reserve a copy of the 7" (white?) vinyl for you. This single should be released in time to coincide with upcoming live dates in Spain. Check www.myspace.com/tvpersonalities for further details.

'My New Tattoo' b/w 'Funny He Never Married'
- This very limited 7" vinyl, courtesy of our good friend Josh in California, should also see the light of day within the next month or so (no pressure Josh! ;-)). The A side will have the mods jumping on their vespas and heading for the coast..Until Texas Bob's psychedelic e-bow kicks in and causes a tailspin.. Meanwhile, Dan reckons the b-side sounds "a bit Galaxie 500"..Which isn't a bad thing..is it?

Both these singles are being pressed in very limited quantities, so if you really want to be sure of getting your hands on a copy, pre-order by sending an email to this address. Purchase price and details of how to pay will be advised by return.

Live CD's are still in the process of being compiled..a further update will be sent soon.

Thanks for the eartime!
Peace and Love,
Dan & the TVP's

January 2009

Wow, it's been awhile since this was updated huh??@! Well, Daniel and the TVPs continue to gig and all is well in TVP-land. They are off to France soon. Check the myspace page for last munite details and changing.

And for the New Year we will have a new TVPs single. Limited edition (500 copies) from a US fan who will remain nameless (for now..or until they ask for their name posted)! Detail are:
new Television Personalities material in mid-Feb. (hopefully!) It will feature "My New Tattoo (edit)" b/w "Funny He Never Married" Right now its being mastered

September 2008

TVPS Cologne August 15, 2008 is available for download on DimeaDozen

Sad to report the demise of 2 fellow TVP websites: The Strangely Beautiful Website and the TVPersonalities.de sites are now down. Hope to see them both back up and running again some day

August 2008

Touring now. Check the myspace page for up to date gig info. Germany - Norway - England!!

July 2008

Lots of new gigs. Truck fest..and lots more. Check the Myspace page and as always, please send pics, live recordings, etc. You will be rewarded greatly!

APRIL 2008

JOWE HEAD IS IN THE HOUSE~!
Alright - Mr. Jowe Head is in NY (upstate and down) for a whirlwind tour of art and music
Please show your support!!:
Thursday April 10th: recording of radio session at WFMU in New Jersey . Transmission expected on Saturday April 12th.
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th April: concerts at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St , New York City . Doors open at 8pm
Sunday 13th April: Performance at Eat Records, Mesrole Street , Brooklyn NY (time tbc)
Friday April 18th: Concert at Claude's Bar, Phoenicia NY starting at 8pm. Also playing JRBW.
An exhibition, showing different pictures, is in the solo room at the Arts Upstairs Gallery in Phoenicia NY, and it opens Saturday April 19th at 6pm for 4 weeks..

March 2008

1980 John PEEL session available for download:
http://www.speedyshare.com/421250374.html

January 2008

NEW Television Personalities 7" single!
The Good Anarchist ER-256 Single 7"
Tracklist: The Good Anarchist/She's Always Been There For Me
available at http://www.elefant.com/new-releases

TWO new gigs announced. Please see Gig page for details!

December 2007

Television Personalities supporting Pete Doherty acoustic set at the Rhythm Factory in London at 16-18 Whitechapel Rd. on Sunday 16th December.

november 2007

Two new TVP's singles are due to be released on the Spanish label Elefant Records sometime near the start of 2008.

Single #1: 'The Good Anarchist' b/w 'She's Always Been There For Me'

Single #2: '...And People Think That We're Strange?' b/w 'A Glimpse Of My Genius'

July 2007

TVPs live in Sweden at the Rip It Up Festival, in Saffle, Sweden 7/07/2007
Here are a couple of vids from the performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxibhZmWndM

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n8N0yARmQo

May 2007

TVPs are due to appear as the last band on Saturday MAY 19th at the 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London. They are slated to be on at around midnight.

March 2007

Television Personalities Tribute Volume 2: I Would Write A Thousand Words is now available for ordering through The Beautiful Music

The second volume in this series contains more wonderful cover's and tributes to the TVPs. 20 songs and first 200 copies ordered will include a bonus disc!!

February 2007

'My Dark Places' remix EP out now Released yesterday by Domino Records USA is a 12" EP of remixes of tracks from 'My Dark Places'

Track Listing:You Kept Me Waiting Too Long (E*Vax [Ratatat] Remix)/ My Dark Places (I Will [Battles] Remix)/ All The Young Children (Rainbows In Tunnels Mix By Lingling)/ She Can Stop Traffic (Black Dice Remix)

New album "Are We Nearly There Yet?" is now released.
Overground Records of the UK has released a new 13 track CD on 19th February 2007.

Track Listing: Are We Nearly There Yet?/ The Peter Gabriel Song/ The Eminem Song/ I Get Scared When I Don't Know Where You Are/ I See Dead People/ If I Could Write Poetry/ If I Should Fall Behind/ Coltrane's Ghost/ Mr Brightside/ All The Midnight Cowboys/ All The King's Horses/ You Are Loved/ It's All About The Girl

January 2007

TVPs have 2 gigs scheduled this month:
Rex Club, Soho, London W1V 20/01/2007
96 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 30/01/2007

December 2006

Daniel Treacy announced that there will be 2 new TVP releases in the coming future.
A new CD due Feb. 20, 2007 on Overground Records. It is a collection of 15 recordings made in the sessions prior to the recording of My Dark Places.

Also due out is a 4 track CD of remixes of 4 songs from My Dark Places. It is due out on Domino in Feb. 2007

November 2006

TVPs will be playing a gig at The Windmill, Brixton, London on December 4th 2006. See http://www.windmillbrixton.co.uk/ for more info

TVPs will be playing at 96 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 Jan. 30, 2007

Dan Treacy is featured on the new Dustin's Bar Mitzvah album. He "raps" over the track entitled "Artrocker".

Jowe Head - now has a MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/jowehead/

October 2006

TVPs live at "Bar Form", Enfield, North London 12/10/2006 Website: http://www.myspace.com/redgriffinrecords Recording wanted

September 2006

Dan Treacy and co. playing the Syd Barrett Tribute Night, "Union Chapel" London N1 18/9/2006 Website: http://www.unionchapel.org.uk Recording wanted

AUGUST 2006

Jowe Head has a new CD out available September 1st from Topplers Records http://www.topplers.net.
It is called "From A Parallel Universe". Buy it!

Not too much new to report on way of TVPs; Promo CD copies of "She Can Stop Traffic" are making the rounds courtesy of Domino Records.

MAY 2006

Yesboyicecream (www.yesboyicecream.com)has released a tribute to the June Brides called "Still Unravished" The TVPs play the June Brides "I Fall".

Domino Records has released a compilation called "They'll Have To Catch Us First".
TV Personalities is represented with the title track of their latest album "My Dark Places" (and also album title).

WANTED- recordings of Feb 27 Bush Hall, and March 22 Camden gigs. Please email!

February 2006

TVPs will be playing at the "Love Music Hate Racism" show Sunday, February 26th, 2006 at Bush Hall, Shepards Bush, London

MARCH 2006

We are shocked and saddened to report the death of Nikki Sudden, who died last Friday (3/24/06) following his show at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan. No cause of death is reported

The video for the new single "All The Young Children On Crack" is available for download at: http://www.dominorecordco.com/site/downloads/

The TVPs new single now available for ordering! Check out: http://www.dominorecordco.com/site/?page=releases&releaseID=621

January 2006

Date change for gig at Camden Barfly- Television Personalities will be playing at the Camden Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, on Wednesday 22nd March.

The February issue of 'Dazed & Confused' magazine includes a feature on Dan Treacy for their Cult VIP series.

New issue of Uncut Magazine had interview with Daniel Treacy and also includes new TVP song on the CD

The Times (with Edward Ball) are playing live in London on March 3rd at the Dirty Water Club

DECEMBER 2005

new TVP gig announced
More of a "solo Dan gig" according to Mr. Treacy.
Camden Barfly (49 Chalk Farm Road) on Monday December 26th with Dustins Bar Mitzvah and Jamie T.

Domino Records announces the release of a new album and single by the TVPs. "My Dark Places" will be released on the 27th February and the single "All The Young Children On Smack, All The Young Children On Crack" released on the 6th February

NOVEMBER 2005

Watch the new TVPs Documentary online:
TVPs doc on Swedish TV - SVT.SE http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=43453&a=475491/

WANTED
Recordings of the TVPs live in London at The Luminaire Oct. 11, 2005 and Camden Barfly (49 Chalk Farm Road) fromMonday December 26th

sunday nov 20th Daniel and Edward are guest djs at kilburn luminaire..tsunami bebenfit featuring dustins bar mitzvah

TVPs documentary to air on Swedish TV, Monday Nov. 14

News on the new album - from Dan's blog:
ah! here is some breaking news.. finally,

the new tvps single will be released on feb 6th of next year..
the new album/cd will be released on feb 27th
the single is ALL THE YOUNG CHILDREN ON SMACK ALL THE YOUNG CHILDREN ON CRACK...
THE 7inch WILL HAVE ANY LOVE IS GOOD LOVE ON THE B-SIDE.
.BELIEVE THE CD WILL HAVE SAME TWO TRACKS
PLUS..I CAN NEVER GO HOME ANYMORE(OLD SHANG GRI LAS SONG),,
THE ALBUM/cd IS CALLED MY DARK PLACES AND HAS 17 TRACKS..
THE VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE(WHICH DOES NOT FEATURE ANY TVPS..
IT STARS DUSTINS BAR MITZVAH PLAYING OUR CHARACHTERS IS CURRENTLY BEING EDITED ...

MORE NEWS AS IT COMES IN.......
OH NEARLY FORGOT..TVPS WILL BE DOING DATES FRON FEB 6 ONWARDS..
ALL ABOARD!

October 2005

TVPS play "The Luminaire", 311 Kilburn High Road,in London, Tuesday October 11th. Doors open at 8

September 2005

gig announced
Tuesday 11 October - The Luminaire, 311 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR Doors 8pm. Supports - The Pipettes & The Red Kites. Tickets 6 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/6868 or 8 at the door

And They All Lived Happily Ever After CD is released
On the Damaged Goods Label. Dan Treacy says: "rare and live material dating from 1981 right through to some of their latest recordings from 2005. Dan Treacy says about this album: "I like to think of this as our odds and sods album � Sods and Mods more like. It's literally been chosen by the 'fans'. People have their favourite memories � I'm pleased too that we tracked down some oddities like the Abba cover 'The Visitors' and the Arthur Lee tribute 'You Are Something'".

August 2005

Damaged Goods is set to release new TVPs "And They All Lived Happily Ever After". Due out last week in August.

Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols played Part Time Punks on his radio show based in southern California - http://indie1031.fm/stevejones.html

2 August TVP gigs are now wonderful memories for the lucky fans who were at the happenings, with Jowe Head making a well receieved appearance on bass for the 100 Club gig

July 2005

Dan Treacy has announced 2 upcoming gigs for London and Brighton in August
On August 2nd the TVPs will be playing at the 100 Club with Sportique and Mathew Sawyer and The Ghosts. Mathew Sawyer is, of course, the current TVP drummer, and Sportique features ex TVP Mark Flunder. Rumour is that a very special guest will make a guest apppearance with the TVPs for a song or two
TVPs will also be in Brighton on August 6th at the Hanbury Ballroom with Shrag

June 2005

TVPs DVD is released!
Each disc includes an insert that features original hand-drawn artwork by Daniel Treacy.
6 videos: The Painted Word, Strangely Beautiful, Salvador Dali's Garden Party, How I Learned To Love The Bomb, Privilege and All My Dreams Are Dead
Cost is 10 pounds (20US should cover it), payable through Paypal to: vaa at maths.qmul.ac.uk (put together to form email address). It is currently only in PAL format, so be sure your dvd player is compatable. A NTSC edition is in the works.

Ex and current TVP member Edward Ball played a solo gig on June 22nd. As our correspondent writes "Dan Treacy was there and was invited on stage at the end to play a song. The track he played could be described as an experimental noise instrumental..."

Dan Treacy made an impromptu live appearance at the Subway Sect gig at the Polar Bear club in London's Soho on Friday 10th June He joined the Sect on stage and attempted a few Television Personalities numbers

TVPs Tribute CD is released
Yes, the Beautiful Music label (www.thebeautifulmusic.com) out of Canada has released If I COuld Write Poetry: A Tribute To Television Personalities
Tracklisting:
Lovejoy - Someone To Share My Life With
Nikki Sudden - If I Could Write Poetry
The Higher Elevations - Engine Driver
The Baskervilles - La Grande Illusion
The Thanes - World Of Pauline Lewis
Bartlebees - And Then Suddenly
Mandervilles - Where's Bill Grundy Now (Middle Mix)
Armitage Shanks - 14th Floor (Slight Return)
Sixtynine & The Continuous People - The Girl Who Had Everything
Miniskirt - A Good & Faithful Servant
The Paisley Shirts - Sad Mona Lisa
Spiggott v Zane - Salvadore Dali's Garden Party
The Container Drivers - A Picture Of Dorian Gray
Woog Riots - Television Personalities
No Men - Part Time Punks
Darrell Whitbeck - Stop & Smell The Roses
Nick Danger & the DCR - Diary Of A Young Man
The Happy Couple - The Dream Inspires
Biff Bang Pow - Someone To Share My Life With

May 2005

Due to illness the shows in Germany and Spain have been canceled. Recording for the new album is going well.

April 2005

Scottish gigs well attended. Mixed reviews.

Sweden Cancelled on the 5th of May, A message from Dan on www.popaganda.se reads: "i am really really sorry but for personal reasons we cant do the show. i am very upset about this but we just cant make it... these things happen... we will come to stockholm [sometime]......with all respect danielx"

TVPs may be back in Sweden soon though, playing in Malmoe June 25 th at a party called “Perfect from now on”. More info here: http://www.inkonst.com/

Also rumours of USA shows.

March 2005

Gigs for end of April and on through May posted in the "2005 Shows" page. Germany, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden scheduled.

March 2005

Damaged Goods to release new TVPs album is being called "but did they all live happily ever after...". and it will be out in June or July, it's a mix of old and new stuff. See WWW.DAMAGEDGOODS.CO.UK for more info

"I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod" is re-released on Overground Records with new liner notes by Ed Ball and artwork by Alison Wonderland.
See www.overgroundrecords.co.uk for more details

TVPs tribute CD "If I Could Write Poetry" due for release in April.
Please see www.thebeautifulmusic.com for more details. This will be cool!

German gigs announced for May. Please see the "2005 shows" page for more details. (see tour poster to the right).

February 2005

New TVPS gigs confirmed- Scotland 29 and 30 of April The Tryptch Festival.

MP3 of brand new TVPs song added to news page (above).

January 2004

The January 2005 issue of 'Mojo' magazine in the UK includes an interview with Dan Treacy.

December 2004

TVPs live at Bush Hall!
Dan Treacy
and his newly reformed TVPs played to a starry eyed crowd at London's Bush Hall on the 10th.
Daniel was backed by Edward Ball on bass, Mathew Sawyer on drums, Victoria Teulet on vocals and as a special surprise Dave Musker lent a hand on the piano.
The show lasted close to an hour and a half with 6 new songs being played.
Here is the setlist:
Rock and Roll
Three Wishes
My Dark Places
All My Dreams Are Dead
Hope Your Happy Now?
My Very First Nervous Breakdown
Silly Girl
Sweetest Dreams
King and Country
Salvador Dali's Garden Party
And Then A Big Boy Came And Knocked It All Down
Long Time Gone
Adventure Playground
The Smack (Get it Back)
No More I Hate You's
A Picture of Dorian Gray
I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives/Bike/My Generation/See Me Feel Me

Photos from TVPs Bush Hall Gig
A big thanks to Unpop for the photos of the gig:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44955593@N00/sets/52796/
and even more photos of the gig can be found here
courtesy of Bob at Under Exposed:
http://www.underexposed.org.uk/tvpersonalities/tvpersonalities1.htm
And a very special thanks goes out to our friend Filippo for Dan's setlist (image to the right).
Please thank them for the lovely photos, because we can't enough!

November 2004

Dan Treacy and his newly formed TVPs in studio to record.
16 new songs recorded and mixed. See Dan's journal for titles

October 2004

Dan Treacy is the celebrity DJ at the 'How Does It Feel?', on Friday 1st of October at the Canterbury Arms in Brixton. For more info see: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk

August 2004

Falling Uphill V/A CD Released with Unreleased TVPS song!


The finest indie rock from around the world. Lovingly produced and exhaustively compiled in a limited edition CD, FALLING UPHILL features previously unreleased songs by indie pioneers the Television Personalities, Jowe Head of the Swell Maps, Barbara Manning & The Go-Luckys!, Woog Riots, Katze, The Long Decline, Angel Racing Food, Sixtynine And The Continuous People, Aunt Wayne, Milton Fisher, Olive's Hairy Custard, and The Container Drivers, along with super indie/rock/pop/punk songs from the Baskervilles, The Big Empty, Swedish Whistler, Amanda By Night, The Bartlebees, Rockformation Diskokugel, Summer Factory and more! NOW AVAILABLE!"
Please see http://www.windlessairmusic.com/ for more on how to get it!.

New York benefit for Dan Treacy goes well
from Rob Baskerville:The Television Personalities Benefit: Total Online Donations: $514.45 (thank you Kathy, Filippo, Keg, Antoine, Jacques, Andreas, Joly, Steven, Mitchell, Darrell, Pascal, Andrew and the Scissor Sisters) Total Earnings From The Benefit Show: $620.00 Grand Total = $1134.45 for the benefit I think that this is a marvelous achievement. Thank you everyone for being so generous. Dan requested that this money be used for studio time. We will send it to the studio of his choice once it is booked. This is an unprecedented show of support by the fans. You should all be very proud of what we accomplished. Rob www.baskervilles.net

July 2004

July 30th
"Danaid" - New York benefit show
Excellant New York City based group and huge TVP fans, The Baskervilles are busy organising a benefit show, with all proceeds to be used to fund new recording sessions for Dan Treacy. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 30th at "Sin-e" in New York. As of this posting, the lineup consists of My Favorite, Ira Robbins, The Mad Scene, The Baskervilles, The Insomniacs, Burnside Project, Not The TV Personalities (covers band) - with more bands to be added

June 2004

June 15
Spanish TVPs Tribute released
A 7" on the Spanish label Discos Harte label has been recently released. The single features four Spanish bands covering TVP songs: Thy Surfin' Eyes play a fine version of "Diary of a Young Man", while on the flip side TCR play am amazing version of "I Remember Bridgette Riley". Other songs on this record is "Favourite Films" covered by Los Part-Time Pops and Alpino take on "Smashing Time". The sleeve is a fabulous tribute to the Mummy Your Not Watching Me album. Please go to: http://www.discosharte.tk for more information!

June 12
Dan Treacy's web journal has been updated

June 12 - Jowe Head has a new single
New Jowe Head 7" single entitled "Merman Blues" now available on Toppler Records - http://www.topplers.net/
Both tracks on the single, MERMAN BLUES & BABY BOUNCE were originally to be released on the legendary "Bobit Juice" LP.
Jowe's single on Topplers records comes in a lavish fold-out sleeve! The cover is a tribute to Jowe's first solo LP, "Pincer Movement", The rear contains the illustration Jowe had planned to use for "Bobit Juice"

News from Dan Treacy - May 2004

Here's a letter he sent to Xfm DJ Iain Baker. Mr Baker duly passed the message onto Andy from Little Teddy Recordings, and dutifully posted the letter on the TVP Email List

"It's a long story, not a long sentence, i'm out of here on the 23rd or 30th of June. I'm on a prison boat, it's like a cruise that goes nowhere!...Sitting here recently..like i've sat many a time over the past few years, i've realised how much I miss the music, not the business- I don't even own a guitar or amp (haven't for years!) But i've written my best and most meaningful music in the last couple of years. I want to do a new TVP's LP, thing is: i've had no contact with anyone from the past. I'd love to get Jowe back on board (whoops, no pun intended!) I feel like i'm 17 again and not having a clue how the music biz works except i'm not, i'm 44 on the 19th of June and i'm spending it in here of all places! I am completely skint at the moment, but for the last 6 months i've been free of health/drug problems...could any publicist invent a story like mine? you couldn't make it up. Tell Andy he can put every thing i've told you on his website and if he wants he can set up AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TVP'S with the truth coming from me. I'll even list the songs i've got waiting to record, and if he wants to put my current address on the site, he can- some birthday cards might be nice! However I do this, I want it done BIGGER this time: Christ, Pete Doherty does 3 weeks in wandsworth and he's the the new Johnny Cash! Guess I must be the new James Brown/Albert Lee/Brian Wilson put together! Love, Jailbird Dan"

Television Personalities Tribute CD

"If I Could Write Poetry" planned for release in early 2004 by The Beautiful Music label out of Canada.
Please see http://www.thebeautifulmusic.com/ for more info. It will be amazing! Participating bands featured Sixtynine And The Continuous People, The Paisley Shirts, The Thanes, Summer Factory, The Bartlebees, The Woog Riots, The Container Drivers, The Baskervilles, The Loch Ness Mouse, Lovejoy, Pub Fiction, Nick Danger, yours truely from Windless Air Music and other surprise guests!

dancrocodiles.jpg
Live with Crocodiles

er-269_g.jpg
People Think That We're Strange


goodanarchist7.jpg
The Good Anarchist 7"

tvp2_draft1.jpg
TVPs tribute V.2

mdpremix.jpg
My Dark Places remix ep

shecanstoptraffic.jpg
She Can Stop Traffic cds

alltheyoungchildrencdpromo.jpg
All The Young Children On Crack single

mydarkplaces.jpg
"My Dark Places" 2006 Domino records

andtheyalllivedhappilyeverafter.jpg
and they all lived happily ever after CD

tvps_web.jpg
TVPs in Brighton poster

tvpsdvd.jpg

tvptributecvr.jpg
TVPs Tribute CD

tvps_tourposter.jpg
German tour poster May 2005

tvpssetlistdec102004.jpg
Dan's setlist from Dec. 10th 2004

fallinguphillcvr.jpg
Falling Uphill CD

arf13-8-04fly-x1.jpg
Angel Racing Food live in London Aug. 13th

jowe_fr.jpg
Jowe Head "Merman Blues" 7"

hartept.jpg
4 song Spanish TVPs tribute 7"

cover.jpg
The Fall Tribute

joweheadsteroscream1.jpg
Jowe Head "Stereo Scream"



"Well if I told you that I loved you, you'd only laugh and ridicule me" - Daniel Treacy