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TV COMA – ‘Body Negativity’ EP Review

TV COMA – Body Negativity

TV ComaSt Albans, UK based newcomer’s TV COMA have announced that their debut EP, Body Negativity, will be released on 7th September 2018. The band’s press release states that they “are a self-hating millennial rock band. Raised on a lean diet of crap beer and Weezer albums.”

The EP opens with the truly excellent Have A Party with elements of The Kinks, Blur and Sham 69 blended to support some truly caustic lyrics related to weekend disco warriors and their vacuous lives! The singalong chorus, replete with group vocals will have you swaying along, belting out the lyrics over a pint or two!

On Digital Girl, the raunchy riff meets a glam-rock backing vocal with a plaintive lead vocal providing a Weezer vibe to the song albeit with a rawer sound that helps the track hit home, packing a solid punch! The kazoos are out to introduce Trudy before a prominent bass guitar helps to set up a track dripping with sarcasm, rock and rolling references and some fun middle-eight vocals!

The atonal guitar introduction to Unemployable develops into a mid-paced power ballad with a nod to early Blur whilst Football Song is a crunching British rock song with a “I don’t like Football” group chant adding to foot stomping beat and I am again reminded of a 2018 version of the Kinks!

The EP concludes with Grow Up, a sub two-minute music hall terrace chant that I just loved. TV COMA are destined for big things. Grab a listen and go to see them as soon as you can and impress your mates with your “I discovered them with their first EP”…loved it!!!

Get it here: https://tvcomamusic.bandcamp.com/releases


TV COMA upcoming live dates:

04.08.18 – Bedford – Esquires

10.08.18 – Manchester – Jimmy’s

06.09.18 – London – The Black Heart (w/ Honey)

08.09.18 – St Albans – Venue TBC (EP release party)

21.09.18 – Reading – The Face Bar

12.10.18 – London – St. Moritz Club

27.10.18 – Oxford – Oxjam