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Friday 1 April 2016

Knights of Something - 2016

TvB - Knights of Something

  1. Surfer
  2. Thugs
  3. We need you
  4. Smarter
  5. Astrid
  6. Empire of my hate
  7. New world lamb
  8. Touch is meat
  9. Curses!
  10. Smile
  11. My black prize
  12. Manic high
  13. Lemon seed

All songs written and recorded by TvB on an old Tascam 388 tape machine and a bunch of guitar pedals.
The drums for We need you, Astrid, and Surf, + the song Curses! were recorded at Coxinhell studios France by Sebastien Gros
Thanks to Celine de Streel, Sebastien Gros, Norman Nitzche, Flavie Durou, and the neighbors in my building in Berlin for not yelling at me while I was singing.
Mastered at Calyx Berlin by Norman Nitzche
All songs Copyright 2016 TvB
Under exclusive license from Troy Von Balthazar
A special thanks to all the nice people who take the time to listen. You are my best friends.

Monday 13 September 2010


How to live on nothing

The new album How to live on nothing is out today on Digipack CD and digital (Europe only for the moment). Released on 3rd side records, you can purchase the 14 tracks LP in stores or via itunes. It'll be available next week in Belgium & Switzerland, and in Germany at the end of September.

You can find the lyrics at the words page, tracklisting, artwork & credits at the discography page.


A review of How to live on nothing on the french magazine Noise #17, another one on US webzine Blow the Scene.

Fall tour

Check the fall tour dates at the tour dates page.

TvB will be touring with Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo (from Chokebore!) on drums and percussion and Adeline Fargier Jasso on bass/keyboard.


A great new TvB shirt, buttons and stickers will be for sale at the shows.

TvB song on the soundtrack of a surf movie

The Troy Von Balthazar song I block the sunlight out is featured in the 2010 award winning surf movie "Fiberglass and megapixels".

A book?

In 2010 book has been written and published in France. The rumour is that the main character is based on the life of TvB.


A new place for TvB to keep things up to date: the TVBlog.

Brand New site version

Completely new site, new design, many new features such as syndication for news & tour dates, maps & hcal & ical utilities for the shows.
New songs added at the audio page, and at the covers page.
More to come soon.

Thursday 9 July 2009


Tour dates

New tour dates in Czech Republic. A tour in China is scheduled for august-september 2009. See tour dates page.

8 songs for chinese girls

Note from Wangba Records : "This album is a special 500 CDs chinese version. A compilation from TVB recordings from 2003 to 2009. '8 songs for chinese girls' is released for TVB's China Tour 2009. Only available for his performances and selected stores in China". No import available. See disco page for artwork & tracklisting.

Flyer and poster

New flyers and posters of TVB 1st album on Sinnbus, TVB + Tocotronic tour and the forthcoming China tour on the photo page.


You can read a short interview of TVB on Popblog (de/en).
You can also listen to an interview on Radio Pluriel (fr/en).

Live photos, reviews and videos

Pictures of the Nouveau Casino show by Alain G. at Soul Kitchen, review and photo/video on Blugture, and an acoustic session "Le choix des armes" on Dominotv.

Sunday 22 March 2009


Tour dates

Troy is back on the road next month for a french tour (and a show in Prague too): see tour dates page for details.

TVB 3 EP CD & Compilations

A new CD including the Sweet Receiver EP, the Red Spider EP, and the Paradise EP will be available at the shows. Troy also appears on 2 compilations: the Surf me up! longbox compilation and the Inrockuptibles' 2nd Trésors cachés compilation.
See disco page for details.

TVB Covers

You recorded a cool cover of a TVB's song and want to share it ? Send it to
[ tvb AT troyvonbalthazar.net ] and a selection will appear on a dedicated page in the coming weeks.
note : only mp3 / 192kbps max are allowed.

Monday 16 June 2008


New tour dates

Troy will be opening for Berry for her autumn tour and play some other shows at the end of summer : see tour dates page for details.


2 new interviews, one in french on Converse or not Converse, the other one in english and 3D video (!) on Fiese Falle, a german site.

Folk and proud

TVB's song Dogs appears on Folk and proud, a CD compilation released by Naïve, also featuring Devandra Banhart, Andrew Bird, Great Lake Swimmers, Girls in Hawaii, Cocoon, Laura Veirs... See discography.

Song on myspace

You can listen to Catt, a song already appearing on the TVB live in Paris DVD on Troy's myspace page.