Release Date: Sep 30, 2016
Record label: Cinematic Music Group
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Garage Rock Revival
After a dalliance with Polydor that ended with the band signing with Cinematic Music Group, power pop aces Public Access T.V. make their full-length debut with Never Enough. It follows a significant amount of hype for the quartet beginning with legendary U.K. music mag NME declaring them "New York's Hottest New Band" before they'd even released an EP.
When you consider where a New York City rock ‘n’ roll band might record their debut album, affluent riverside towns in Oxfordshire don’t exactly leap out at you as likely locations. But for Public Access T.V. – who found themselves extending a stay in England after their Manhattan apartment had been destroyed in a gas explosion last March – little old Henley-on-Thames played an important part in getting the ball rolling with ‘Never Enough’.
An NYC rock almanac from the city’s next great garage pop band Perhaps New York authorities have installed a fibre-optic feed directly into every home, enabling bands to stream the city’s entire rock history directly into their amps. John Eatherly’s Public Access TV certainly tap into some sort of communal seam. ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads .
The big problem facing Public Access TV is outlined on End of An Era: “They say the kids don’t like rock’n’roll any more,” sings John Eatherly. There’s the rub, because the music on Public Access TV’s first album is about as far from the zeitgeist as you can get. There’s no bedroom R&B auteurism, rather the perfectly captured sound of 1979/80 – this is a band whose wardrobes must be laden with skinny ties and sneakers.