Tuesday, 21 March 2017
UV-TV - Wasting Away
photo : Arlington Garrett III
If, like me, you like fast, catchy, scuffed up female fronted pop songs with buzzsaw guitars and frantic drumming, you're in for a treat today. UV-TV are a trio from Gainesville, Florida and are a band that have the delightful knack of being able to transport us back to a time when the likes of The Shop Assistants, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Primitives etc were churning out barbed wire kisses bathed in a sun drenched haze.
The line up of UV-TV sees Rose Vastola on vocals & bass, Ian Bernacett on guitar & vocals and Ryan Hopewell on drums. Their first release was a 2014 demo on High Fashion Industries (https://youveeteevee.bandcamp.com/releases) and this was followed a year later by a split 7" with L.A. band Shark Toys. Earlier this month they released their debut album, Glass, and it's available on Deranged Records..... https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/glass
Glass has been described as "shoegaze stripped of it's fat and it's fluff." Check it out, it's great. I played Only Matters When a couple of weeks ago on the Just Some Punk Songs show and it went down a storm so today I'll post the 62 second opening track, Wasting Away....