The dark sonorous vocals of TV People have carved out a deliciously icy sculpture resting on the delicate instrumentation of ‘Out of the Silence’. There is an imperious and measured delivery, arctic scaling guitars and a meditative pace that evokes a sense of mystery and enigma. ‘Out of the Silence’ very much springs from the same verdant snow-capped peaks as the new wave of goth epitomised by band such as Interpol, The Editors and White Lies and is a welcome addition to the fold.
The darkened wintry tones do not necessarily represent the message. Paul Donohoe says:
We wrote ‘Out of the Silence’ at the start of the year when we got back into our rehearsal room in Dublin after months of writing from home. I remember feeling inspired and invigorated by the energy of the city at the time, despite the fact that everything was closed and the weather was dark and grim.
I found solace in the fact that the city was indifferent to everything that was going on in the world around it, and started to reflect on the fact that I needed a bit more perseverance in my own life. The tune is a homage to that timeless energy and presence that certain places have and how you can find comfort in the permanence of these places when you’re feeling a bit lost and dejected. For me, it’s an expression of optimism and appreciation for life, despite its faults and imperfections.
The accompanying video reflects an air of wintry isolation as the duo travel and perform through some breathtaking landscapes:
TV People will be releasing their a debut EP due later this year via Blowtorch Records; and have a hometown headline show at Whelan’s on 7th October 2021.
TV People is the project of Paul Donohoe (vocals, guitar) and Brendan Clarke (drums).
Feature Photograph: Nicholas O’Donnell