Television Personalities

About Television Personalities

Over the course of a long career that led them from wide-eyed shambling pop to the outer reaches of psychedelia and back, Britain's Television Personalities influenced artists as diverse as feedback virtuosos the Jesus and Mary Chain, lo-fi kingpins Pavement, and neo-psych oddballs MGMT. Led by the alternately whimsical and devastating songwriting of Dan Treacy, the band debuted in the late '70s with an off-kilter take on punk. They've since followed a winding path, resulting in a long string of songs (from 1978's "Part Time Punk" to 2010's "A New Tattoo") and albums (classics like 1981's ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It and 2006's wrenching My Dark Places) that were always hooky, emotionally powerful, and beloved by those who understood Treacy's outsider vision and unique voice.

    London, England

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