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Friday 4 February 2022


Courage, mon amour ! on TvB's Bandcamp

You can find an extended digital version of the latest album on TvB Bandcamp page, with bonus:

  1. MOVE ME - Jason Lytle (from Grandaddy) Mix
  2. Joseph était en haut de l'escalier (read by Julie Nakache)
  3. TvB tour poster
  4. Violent Summer video

And, today is bandcamp friday! Show your support to your favourite artist!

New interview

You can read an interview on Casbah records webzine in english / in french, made after the show at L'Épicerie Moderne (Lyon) on November.

Concerts soon

The spring tour (March-April) is coming, more info in the coming weeks.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday 7 July 2010


Single and album release dates

The new single Dots&Hearts is due to august 23th; the album How To Live On Nothing will be released on september 13th (digital version on september 6th) on 3rd side records.

Fall tour

Check the tour dates page for details about the first dates of the TVB fall tour for his new album How To Live On Nothing.

Acoustic session

Watch the TVB SK session for an acoustic version of Wings on Soul Kitchen.

News from Troy

Troy is currently on the road & recording new songs in the south of France with Chokebore.

Press photo

New press photo added: check photo page.

Young TVB fan

A photo added on the site shows a young fan of TVB: will you find it? ;-)

Tuesday 25 May 2010


Interview, review & German TV

A review (+ photos and a video) for the Oliver peel session #13, a private gig in appartement on Rocker Paris. A video interview on photobyjj.com. Troy also appears on a report on ZDF (check from 26:30).

New single soon

New single to be released for TVB upcoming album How To Live On Nothing on 3rd side records soon.

The 2nd book

Troy is just finishing the writing of his 2nd book.


Contribute to the project on kisskissbankbank.com and help to "keep me from running to the mountains", in other words help Troy to carry on writing songs and books, playing concerts.

New covers / remixes

From members of Europe and Co Collective. Check them out on the covers page. If you want to be on this page, you can send your mp3s to [ tvb AT troyvonbalthazar.net ].

Lyrics for the TVB LP / TVB 3EP

Lyrics for the TVB LP at the words page.

Wednesday 7 October 2009


French tour

A new french tour in november: see tour dates page for details.

New page: covers

A new page appears on the site: talented people made remixes and covers of TVB songs, you can hear them on the covers page. If you want to be on this page, you can still send your mp3s to [ tvb AT troyvonbalthazar.net ].
note : only mp3 / 192kbps max are allowed.

Reviews, live reviews, interviews

Lots of new (and recently found old) reviews and interviews.
Czech press: an article, an interview & a review of TVB 3EP on Lidovky (Cz).
French press: a review of TVB 3EP + an interview on Popnews (Fr).
Oldies: article and Troy Von Balthazar review on W-Fenec (Fr), interview, Troy Von Balthazar review and Troy Von Balthazar EP review on Mowno (Fr), Troy Von Balthazar review on dMute (Fr), and finally Troy Von Balthazar review, concert review and interview on the Swiss German Bands Magazine (De).

Czech tour flyer

A new flyer for the Czech tour on the photo page.


Some photos of TVB on les nuits botaniques 2009 photoblog.

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.

Thursday 11 December 2008


Interview and review

Troy Von Balthazar is reviewed in french on ResMusica. You can also find an interview of Troy on that same ResMusica, in french.

Acoustic session

Troy is playing 3 songs - an old one, a cover, a new one - on a video acoustic session on Dailymotion. Video by Europe and Co.

3 girls Book of the month

You can read the review of the book on Magic #126 (december 2008).
You can now purchase it at Yvon Lambert Gallery's Bookshop / 108 rue Vieille du Temple / 75003 Paris, and still at Sinnbus shop.

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.

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