TVAM at Bristol Thekla Sun 14 April 2019 from 7.30pm

DHP Presents :

Shares ‘Bitplain’, the latest track to be taken from his debut album ‘Psychic Data’ & announces U.K. headline dates, including London Electrowerkz show & festival shows including BlueDot appearance.

Debut album ‘Psychic Data’ to be re-issued in late April to coincide with the shows.

Watch the ‘Bitplain’ video here:

“It’s like someone took Spiritualized to the club!!” - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

2018 was some year for TVAM, aka one-man electro / psych machine Joe Oxley. His debut album Psychic Data was released to much acclaim in October having spawned a couple of BBC 6Music playlisted tracks, Narcisssus and These Are Not Your Memories (A-listed) and along the way sold out shows across the U.K. and remixed the likes of Tuung, Amber Arcades and The KVB.

By the end of the year the album was rightly hailed as one of the best of 2018 with independent record shops Resident Music in Brighton and Piccadilly in Manchester both putting it in the top ten of their end of year ‘best of’ lists.

And now he returns with Bitplain, the latest track to be taken from the album, accompanied by one of his self produced videos which sit somewhere between Adam Curtis and BBC schools and form part of his live performances.

Beats rub each other up the wrong way, fuzz guitar shouts to be heard and titanic synths sink your battleship. From this all out war comes brief relief as Joe Oxley comforts us with the voice of a modern day psychic healer. Bitplain soothes like an ocean of calm, a safe space, impermeable to fact and fiction. Against the harsh noise of our polarised digital personalities, and the permanence / impermanence of our digital history, TVAM gently reminds us of our responsibilities.

As we recreate ourselves in noughts and ones, our bodies will crumble to dust but our digital legacy will last forever.

Oxley says, "It's about the feeling that everyone you know is slowly weaving their own narrative reality. Politicians, companies, media commentators, all shaping actuality... super-charged by technology and repeated by the herd. Bitplain is a vain hope that the truth will catch us all in the end.”

Additionally, having sold-out the initial run, his debut album will receive a 2nd vinyl pressing to coincide with the tour. The album will be re-issued on April 26th.

Finally, he returns in April for a run of headline shows, including a show at London’s Electrowerkz. Additionally he has been confirmed for a number of festivals over the summer, including Bluedot alongside Kraftwerk and New Order.

Doors 7.30pm. Curfew 11pm

Notes: 14+
Tickets: £9.00  


Ticket availability reflects our allocation only. Tickets for this show may still be on sale with the venue and other agents.


A master of all trades The Thekla is one of the best known live music venues in Bristol.

The venue itself is, rather uniquely, a disused Showboat that is now permanently moored in Bristol’s Harbourside. She measures 180 feet long and has a capacity of 450. There is a top deck bar which has comfortable seating and a small stage for some of the smaller gigs. Below deck there is a hollowed out cargo hold where the main stage is and another bar serving your favourite draught in plastic cups.
The events range from toe-tapping live americana to the downright dirtiest dubstep this side of London and everything inbetween, They play host to the cream of the city’s weekly club nights as well as prime promoters on rotation every Friday. Plus national and international touring live acts every week.

Watch out! On some nights there are club nights after a concert and as a result the event starts and finishes early so check for changed door times.


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