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Sounds likePaul McCartney, Superorganism, Field Music
LocationLondon

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TV ME is the recording project of Liverpool native Thomas McConnell.

Having relocated to London, McConnell works from his home studio on music inspired by a haze of childhood memories, musical obsessions and weird sounds. Composing a mix of dance pop, psych-folk,
classical-tinged instrumentals and ambient electronica, TV Me presents a lo-fi sound through a dreamy, comic strip-style filter.

McConnell has developed a reputation for innovative recording and production techniques, working across a range of musical projects demonstrating his ingenuity. In 2016 he released an EP entirely recorded on a phone under the name Tom Low. He also toured supported Mercury-nominee, C Duncan. After this he retreated into a period of intense composing and recording, the results morphed into his new project TV ME.

After joining up with Frankie Tibbles and Adam Dixon to translate the music to the stage, the debut TV ME single, "Peppercorn Boy" was released on Deltasonic Records in 2017. It gained airplay from BBC Radio Merseyside, Amazing Radio, BBC 6Music and more. This was followed up with "Space Geno" which featured additional production from ex-Coral guitarist, Bill Ryder-Jones.

They kicked off 2018 with a headline UK tour to promote the release of their EP, "A Broadcast From TV ME" which included sell-out shows in Liverpool and London. The self-released 4-track EP was met to critical acclaim, with support from the likes of Clash, Louder Than War, The Skinny and BBC 6Music.

After the success of the tour, McConnell is now retreating back into the studio for the foreseeable and is set to release the new TV ME single, 'Circuits' with Newcastle-based indie record label, Kaleidoscope. The track is co-produced with Daniel Woodward (BC Camplight, Wave Machines, Ladytron) and it tackles the themes of growing indifference and detachment. Explaining the musical basis of the track, McConnell said: "’Circuits’ started life from the loop that runs throughout. The weird time signature and tone of it reminded me of electricity which led to the theme of circuitry. I like to make songs from a loop and then fit different chord sequences on top.” ‘Circuits’ evokes acts ranging from Field Music to Talking Heads, and just like tracks by those acts, its wonky time signature and musical complexity never detract from its accessibility.

‘Circuits’ will be released on 28th September and available on all major digital download and streaming platforms worldwide. The track can be pre-saved and pre-ordered now. For more information on TV ME go to www.tvmesounds.com.

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