Tuesday 23 October 2012


…is with the demon, European release

The new Troy von Balthazar album "...Is with the demon" is available since Friday October 19th in all good stores in Germany and Austria (Cargo), Portugal (Compact), Switzerland (Irascible).

Still available in french stores, on Vicious Circle online shop, and on Believe for digital format worldwide, except in the USA.

"...Is with the demon" will be released on November 5th in the UK on Shellshock and on January 2013 on The new black Records in the USA.

Record of the week

"...Is with the demon" is record of the week on Intro.

More reviews

New reviews of "...Is with the demon" on Oh Fancy!, Bad Sounds Magazine, Mowno, OX, Mojo, Noise, Rolling Stone, Indiemusic, Alternativ Muzik, Against the silence, Indiepoprock, and a little article on Intro.

Check the press page for details.


You can buy tickets for Paris (Digitick - Fnac) & Berlin (Koka36) shows.

Monday 8 October 2012


...is with the demon

The new Troy von Balthazar album "...Is with the demon" is out today in France in digifile CD or LP (clear vinyl + mp3 download) format. Available in stores, on Vicious Circle online shop, and on iTunes with a bonus track, "Curses".

It will be available in Germany, Portugal, UK, Switzerland and Austria on October 19th.

First reviews & old press

First reviews of "...Is with the demon" on Obsküre magazine, L'humanité, Keyboards recording, Magic!, Vibrations, Sortir ici.
And also an article on Obsküre magazine and a TvB playlist on Magic!

Some old press added, 10 mainly german and american reviews of "How to live on nothing".

Check the record review page for details.

Brand new site

A new refined website is up, and apart from the clear design, the content has been reorganized, and one page added: Troy von Balthazar projects page including music for films, books & other musical project.
You can also listen to 3 songs from "...Is with the demon" in the opposite audio player.

Please let me know what you think and contact me if you notice something wrong.

Monday 1 October 2012


Exclusive streaming of "...Is with the demon"

You can listen to the entire album on Mowno during this week (October 1st - 7th).

Tour dates

The fall tour will see Troy travel through France, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany: see Tour dates page for details.

Wednesday 19 September 2012


Preorder the new album

You can preorder the new Troy von Balthazar album "...Is with the Demon" on Vicious Circle online shop in CD or LP (clear vinyl + mp3 download) format. You will receive it one week before official release.

Thursday 12 July 2012


...is with the demon : new album out on October 8th 2012

With his new album, the Hawaiian Troy Von Balthazar chooses to devote himself body and soul to music. We hear it in the songs.
This Lunar character, charismatic and deeply moving, creates a melodic atmosphere completely intense and always interesting. His music is powerful, and Troy Von Balthazar isn't copying anyone. We feel it, and we fall into the music.

...is with the demon will be released on CD, Vinyl & mp3 on October 8th 2012 (Vicious Circle, distribution Differ-Ant, Believe)

...is with the demonTracklisting

  1. Tropical
  2. Coco
  3. About being hurt
  4. Distresses
  5. White sailboat
  6. Tiger vs. pigeon
  7. Applause
  8. Butter
  9. Queen of what?
  10. Purple gold eye
  11. Zeros
  12. Viva

Listen to "Tiger vs. pigeon"

Enjoy the first excerpt of the album on Youtube & Soundcloud!


A tour will take place in the fall. More news later.

Saturday 1 October 2011


Chokebore - Falls bestChokebore new EP and fall tour

Chokebore is back with a new EP named Falls Best. They'll also tour this fall in Europe, check all the news on Chokebore official site.

Interviews, reviews, live reviews

Lots of new interviews in french: Bandes sonores, Gonzai, Visual Music.
3 reviews of How to live on nothing: HHV mag (de), W-Fenec (fr) & Goûte mes disques (fr).
Live reviews: Rock it to the moon (fr), Mind riot Music (fr), Take a drag or two (fr).
Check the media page.


Many photos from TvB fall & spring tour: Cave aux poètes - 2010/10/28, Point Ephémère Paris - 2010/11/04, Botanique, Bruxelles, Kmeron - 2011/03/24, La machine Paris, Robert Gil - 2011/04/15, Cabaret Aléatoire, Marseille, Projet BIW - 2011/04/11, Le fil, St Etienne, A taste of Indie - 2011/04/08, La Flaq, Paris, Le Cargo - 2011/04/01.

Acoustic sessions

Several video sessions: Le Cargo - Acoustic session #260, Hartzine - Private Session, La blogothèque - Take away show.

Music score, songs

Besides rehearsing for Chokebore tour, Troy von Balthazar is also currently writing the music score for two films (one French, one German) and recording new songs.

Wednesday 13 April 2011


A new Born Riot of Dreams opening for Paris show

Don't miss Paris show on Friday: the opening act is Jonathan Kroll's solo project A Newborn Riot of Dreams (he's also known as being Chokebore's lead guitarist, yes...).

New dates added

Three new shows added: 1 at Faveur de Printemps festival in Hyères (Fr), 2 in Poland: Warsaw & Poznan. See Tour page for details.

TvB on Joseph d'Anvers 3rd album

Joseph d'Anvers - Rouge Fer

Troy co-wrote and sings with Joseph d'Anvers on the song (I caught an) Exotic Bird on his 3rd album, Rouge Fer.


You can read an (interesting) interview of TvB on Yes It's Kool Stuff (en).

Tuesday 22 March 2011


Spring tour

The spring tour starts this week! Don't miss it!
New dates have been added, please check tour-dates page for details and tickets.

Note that you can subscribe to the events feed to be informed when a date is added.

New video

Yannick Lecoeur shot a video for TvB song Happiness and joy. You can watch it on Vimeo.

Live video

Grand Crew filmed the Troy Von Balthazar show at Point Ephémère, Paris on November 4th 2010. Available for purchase (stream or download), 2 free songs preview (My diamond brain / Communicate).

Magali Boyer TvB photos exhibition

"Troy Von Balthazar Magnified", an exhibition of pictures of Troy Von Balthazar by Magali Boyer will be held in Paris from March 29th to April 23rd at La Flaq (36 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris).

The opening night will take place in the presence of Troy Von Balthazar on Thursday March 31st, starting at 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 22 February 2011


Spring tour

New spring tour: see tour-dates page for details and tickets.
Troy will have a bunch of new songs to play for your pleasure.
He'll be playing with Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo on drums and percussion and Adeline Fargier Jasso on bass/keyboard, same band as for the fall tour, except where "solo" is mentioned.

There'll also be a new TvB tshirt for sale at the shows.

Sunday 2 January 2011


Happy new year

It's that time of the year again. Have a nice 2011 full of good music and love.

Reviews, interviews, articles...

Once again, lots of reviews, interviews and articles about TvB's How to live on nothing and the 2010 fall tour.

Reviews: Popnews (fr), La musique à papa (fr), Des oreilles dans babylone (fr), Fensepost (en), Slanted mixtapes (en), Musiczine (fr), Indiepoprock (fr), Alternativ musik (de), Mainstage (de), Indierockmag (fr), France Inter / Didier Varrod (fr), Babysue (en), Leo Weekly (en), Orcasound (en).

Live reviews: Le mauvais coton (fr), Cave aux poètes (fr), les inrocks (fr), Le Bien Public (fr).

Interviews: Take a drag or two (fr), Dark Globe  (fr), Fest magazine (pt/en).

Articles: Telerama (fr), Magnet magazine (en).

TvB LP review: Shoot me again (fr).

See media page.

Special show

A special TvB show will take place at la Machine (du moulin rouge), Paris (Fr) on April 15th. See tour dates page for details and reservation.

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