Joe Oxley is the electro-psych man/machine behind TVAM and has arguably produced the biggest dance-floor action Wigan has seen since the legendary Casino closed its doors in the 1970’s . As Lauren Laverne observed “It’s like someone took Spiritualized to the club!!” Heralding the arrival of a singular talent the self-produced and home-recorded debut album ‘Psychic Data’ featured 6Music favourites ‘These Are Not Your Memories’ and ‘Narcissus’ alongside ‘Porsche Majeure’ , ‘Gas & Air’ and the title track.
Hypnotic tracks which straddle an impressive spectrum of influence; with Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia, Suicide’s deconstructed rock ’n’ roll and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise all becoming touching points in Oxley’s musical output.
TVAM gigs blur the boundary between art and performance; a large television sits on an 80’s secondary school-style podium, a VHS video projects long-forgotten Mondo movies alongside unloved VHS found-footage from charity shops. Somewhere between Adam Curtis and BBC Schools... somewhere between ‘Threads' and ‘Words & Pictures’ , TVAM craft a world which touches on our memories but toys with our fears and invites us to experience the psychodrama first hand.