Interview: Television Supervision

We chat to alternative punk band from Florida Television Supervision about their debut album, influences and penning songs in quarantine.

Interview by Jane Howkins

How is 2020 treating you so far?
2020 is going great (coughs). Hopefully hitting the road this summer!

Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
We released our debut album Waldo, and have received nothing but positive feedback.

Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We have been writing nonstop, especially in quarantine. Brett and I had about 200 songs before we even started recording Waldo, so you can only imagine. 2021.

Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
We’re looking to tour Europe this year, as well as a few US and Canada tours. Can’t wait to go to Germany and France!

Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
I think the rock solid foundation of our decade long friendship has definitely had a huge influence in the way we not only write songs, but conduct business as well.

What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Almost all my tattoos are music related and you should check out all the bands I have ink from! Most recently I got a Grouplove tat, and their new album is amazing. Also been listening to a band called Sleepy Fish, they have a new super chill album that’s dope af.

Why do you think people should pick up your new record or come and see you live? What can people expect from one of your shows?
We constructed Waldo strictly on the concept of there being at least one song for every one random person to like. We didn’t want to limit ourselves to one genre because we are all from different backgrounds and have our hearts in different aspects of music-we wanted to illustrate that.

The best part of who we are is our stage presence. You can tell when you listen to our recordings that we have a high-energy about us but once you actually see the way we perform those recordings it gives us that memorable identity that really every band hopes to attain. To put it simply: the sets are non-stop inclusion. We were fans prior to this and we know when a band is in it for themselves or in it for everyone and we are one hundred percent the latter. We jump into the crowds, play our songs in the pits -wireless rig! – throw merch to whoever the loudest fan is, climb on whatever we can find, let the fans sing on our mics, pretty much what rock bands should do because that is what is rock is all about!

Any last words for the fans?
We all are clamouring for rock to be prevalent again. Music today is so desperate for authenticity it’s almost comical. We understand the frustration. Give us a chance; you won’t regret it.