Third Outing Meet TV Girl
By Steffen Armstrong
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting groups to make it onto Third Outing in 2016, TV Girl have just released their latest record Who Really Cares to thunderous applause and acclaim. Who Really Cares: an album about sex or lack thereof, and its consequences or lack thereof. Third Outing met up with the genius behind the project Brad Petering. TV Girl take it away...
3rd: Your new hit record Who Really Cares is out now! It's one of the coolest hybrids of Hip Hop, cool and Indie Pop we've ever encountered. We don't tend to get that in the UK...how d'ya manage that? TVG: I just listen to a lot of Neneh Cherry and try to copy what she already did. A lot of people don't know Neneh Cherry so they think what we do is original, which is good for us.
Taking What's Not Yours is a great start to an album you describe as "about Sex or lack thereof, and its consequences or lack thereof". Tell us about the track and those catchy lines from "I still have you lighter, I still have your book..."? It's a true story. Things went south with a girl and at the end I still had her book and her lighter. The book was Black Hole I didn't even like it very much.
Your Bandcamp is like a vibrant colour of everything. The photo by M. Richard Kirstel, for example. How do you describe your style or brand? I usually try to avoid describing my style or brand as best I can. As for the photo from Mr. Kirstel, I found his book of nude photography in a used art book store and loved it. He was never very famous so it was tough to track down his estate to get permission for the picture, but I managed to find his sister, who owned a tourist boat tour company in Boston. I had to call their office just to get a hold of her and she seemed very surprised and grateful that someone had taken interest in her late brother's photography. That was nice feeling for me.
"I strap two live alligators to my feet for shows. It's an old showbiz trick to add a little razzle dazzle for the audience"
Who told you "thanks for yr ears"? We like the phrase! Have any people in the world of music tried to push you in a more Hip Hop, Indie, or Electro direction? That's a phrase that I borrowed/stole from a friend named Mat Cothran. People may know him from the amazing music he makes under the names Coma Cinema and Elvis Depressedly. We helped produce a Coma Cinema album years back. He is a spiritual mentor to me and I adopted his phrase whenever people compliment my music. As for the second question; I don't talk to many music industry people and certainly none that have any kind of say whatsoever over any artistic choices.
You're about to tour the US. How do you prepare for such a long trip playing shows? I prepare very inadequately. I anticipate long stretches of boredom interspersed with fits of intrigue and exhilaration.