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Portrait of Televandals

Televandals


About Televandals

Allston, MA

Mark our words, these guys are on the move.
- Boston Globe

It is a rare occasion for me these days, having seen so many shows over the years, to feel "blown away" by any band but it happened with Televandals.
- SPINearth

This year has been a fast one for Televandals, from completing their debut full-length album, to unofficial showcases during SXSW with Platform One and Belmez Entertainment, to opening for acclaimed acts Matt & Kim, Dragonette, Plushgun, and Greg Hawkes. In such a short time they have been catapulted to the forefront of the New England music scene with their catchy blend of indie, electro and punk styles, spearheaded by raucous live shows that send audiences into dancing frenzies.

Televandals’ edgy, hypnotic and apocalyptic sound has been inspired by everything from old school punk and synth-driven electro to modern UK-based indie and 80s British dark-wave. Their varied influences and attitude that “nothing is off limits” have coalesced into a distinctive and evocative hybrid style that forces you to think, touches your soul and makes you want to dance like hell.

On their forthcoming debut album, the union of guitars with laptops and synths with live drums has resulted in an authentic, original sound that still retains an immediate familiarity. Further, their songs incorporate a social insurgency with politically charged lyrics that confront societal inequities and demand that listeners think for themselves.

Televandals has always been about more than just making music – it’s about eliminating the status quo, altering opinions and ending the apathy of our generation. "If you feel a sense of hope, inspiration or even immortality when you listen to our songs, then we have succeeded." This is music for the apocalypse, or to prevent it.

- Festival appearances in 2009 Harpoon Summerfest, 2009 SXSW Festival (unofficial showcase) and 2008 Emergenza Festival (New England Champions)

- “Best Rock Band” Nominee - The Boston Phoenix’s “Best of ‘09” Poll

- "Nightlife pick of the week". The Boston Globe, September 3, 3009

- "mp3 of the week". The Boston Phoenix, August 20, 2009

- Featured artist of the WFNX worldwide simulcast (September 2008)

- Performances with acclaimed acts Dragonette (Upcoming), Freezepop (upcoming), Plushgun (upcoming), Greg Hawkes, Medicated Kisses, The Postelles and Hooray for Earth

- Featured in The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, The Weekly Dig, and SPINearth

- “Madison Avenue Reality” EP licensed by Bunim Murray Productions

- Affiliated artist of Platform One Entertainment

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