In January, only six months after the band formed, TV/TV sold out New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The same thing happened recently at the Knitting Factory. With its first national tour on the docket for this fall, plus a successful spate of Vans Warped tour dates and fistfuls of synchs to its credit, the pop-punk band is poised to explode in coming months.
Despite the hometown love, the act is eager to break out from the indie-centric New York scene, traveling to Atlanta to record with producers Kenneth Mount and Zack Odom for its debut, “Something to Get Excited About.”
“Our songwriting has a New York feel,” says vocalist Josh Ocean, a Big Apple native. “We wanted to get out of the city and make it big, with a lot of mainstream appeal.”
The group has been constantly championed by national sites like Smart Punk and the Daily Chorus, while also securing prominent placements on the front pages of PureVolume, iTunes and as a BMI artist of the month.
TV/TV built its following through its live shows. In July, the band played the New York and New Jersey dates of the Warped tour, selling 600 copies of the EP in a single weekend. According to Ocean, the group has sold 2,000 physical copies at shows and through its Web site. In June, the young quartet signed with Lucas Keller at Uppercut Management, who booked the band to open for one of his other Warped-oriented acts, Just Surrender.
Even before signing with Keller, the band scored synch licenses on its own with such MTV shows as “The Hills” and “The Real World” in addition to Sci Fi’s “Flash Gordon” and the upcoming EA Sports videogame “NHL 09.” TV/TV plans to record a new effort on and off this fall and winter as it tours and has finished work on two fresh tracks in the meantime with producer Kenneth Gioia to tide fans over.