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Press Kit

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'Shimmering guitars, grooving bass and a singer channeling his inner 80s Morrisey'.

Alex Goose - Punktuation Magazine 

Explode The TV – 'Shoegaze sensibilities and artful pop performances with this classic indie outfit, with some great songs,  played with subtlety and notable emotional heft'. - Bugbear Promotions 

'Timeless tunes which appeal to any age. I'm a new fan!'

May Hines -365 Radio

May Hines interviews Bentley Browning on her breakfast show at 365 radio. Click on the image to listen.

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Explode The TV are a four piece indie, rock band with infectious hooks and searing live performances. Their music balances thundering catchy bass riffs and addictive melodies with sparkling dreampop guitar sounds.  

 

The lead singer Bentley Browning founded the band in 2010 and was joined by Andi Skipsey on bass in 2011.

Recent changes to the line up have seen John White join the band in 2022 on guitar and Chris Krizz on drums completing the line up in 2023.

 

They have 3 albums released:

 

  • Godbox in 2012

  • Rhymes for Robots in 2015

  • Normalized in 2017

 

Explode The Tv are currently putting the finishing touches to their new and fourth album, Unbreakable. The band have been releasing singles from the album and performing them at shows throughout 2023 and 2024.  

Due for a release in 2024, check out some of the tracks released so far on the Music page:

 

  • The moody but triumphant - Everything Points to You

  • 80's tinged - Plastic Tape 

  • The infectiously danceable - Naked Eyes

  • Post punk - Rescue Station

  • The mesmerising - Found You In My Head Tonight

  • Their festive waltz - After The Stars Burn Out

 

Explode The TV’s influences include the classic post punk sounds of early U2, Echo and the Bunnymen, and the Cure, as well as a love of britpop: Suede, the Verve, and Feeder. They have recently incorporated the dreamy and abrasive sounds of contemporary post punk revival bands including IDLES,Thus Love, High Vis, Murder Capital, and Dry Cleaning.

 

Explode The Tv have been wowing audiences at Finsbury Park, Farm Fest, The Camden Club, Good Mixer, Macbeth, Dublin Castle and The Amersham Arms. Previous venues include O2 Islington Academy (upstairs and downstairs), The Half Moon, Barfly and The Good Ship in London. 

 

In 2023 the band played 13 amazing shows, 2 great festivals and released 5 new singles.

 

2024 has begun with two overflowing Dublin Castle gigs, a sold out show at The Spice Of Life, Soho,  two fantastic festivals The Finsbury Park Festival and Farm Fest in Herts. Their long awaited fourth album is due out soon. 

 

See Tour Dates page for full list of gigs. 

Press Reviews - Click on image to read.

Getting Naked! Arena Rock Vibes with Explode The TV
Getting Naked! Arena Rock Vibes with Explode The TV
Getting Naked! Arena Rock Vibes with Explode The TV
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Explode The TV, Koool Rock Radio review August 2023
Jammerzine review for Explode The TV February 2023 - Everything Points To You single.
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Explode The TV at The MacBeth , Hoxton, September 2023
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