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Wednesday 25 January 2017

2017/01/25

New song with Narrow Terrence

TvB recorded Monster with the french band Narrow Terrence : listen to it on Soundcloud.

Manic high video

Discover the new video made by Broken studio for the title "Manic high" from the last album.

Interviews and concert review

You can read a concert review of TvB's show in London opening for the Color Bars Experience on Noctula press. You can also read 2 interviews, one in english on Hearing Aid magazine, the other in french on À Découvrir Absolument webzine.

Happy new year!

TvB wishes you a happy new year with lots of sad songs for everyone.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

2016/10/18

Tour dates

TvB will tour this fall with a german guitarist/drummer.

Here are the dates:

  • 24/10 • GENÈVE (CH), Kalvingrad
  • 25/10 • LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS (CH), Bikini Test
  • 26/10 • FELLETIN (23 - Fr), House Show
  • 27/10 • BORDEAUX (33 - Fr), Le Rocher de Palmer (+ Elysian Fields)
  • 28/10 • SAINTE-BAZEILLE (47 - Fr), Le 180 (+ Elysian Fields)
  • 29/10 • SAINT-NAZAIRE (44 - Fr), Le VIP (+ Elysian Fields)
  • 16/11 • GRENOBLE (38 - Fr), Parquet Sonore
  • 17/11 • LYON (69 - Fr), Le Sonic
  • 18/11 • LIMOGES (87 - Fr), Le Phare
  • 19/11 • MONTLUÇON (03 - Fr), Le 109
  • 20/11 • FELLETIN (23 - Fr), Petite Maison Rouge
  • 05/12 • LONDRES (UK), Islington Assembly Hall *
  • 06/12 • LONDRES (UK), Lock Tavern
  • 07/12 • DUBLIN (IRE), Vicar Street *

* Opening for "Color Bars Experience Plays Nick Drake"

All the details at the shows page.

Knights of Something reviews, concert reviews and interviews

Big update in the press section: lots of Knights of Something reviews in french, english, german, italian…, 3 new concert reviews and 3 new interviews. Check it out!

New songs & new book

TvB is also currently writing new songs and a new book.

Tuesday 28 April 2015

2015/04/28

Interview

You can read an interview with Troy, Jason Lytle & Ken Stringfellow about their relationship with Elliott Smith, his work, his album "Figure 8" on Les Inrocks.

Tuesday 14 April 2015

2015/04/15

Radio show

Troy + Jason Lytle & The Color Bars Experience play Elliott Smith's "Figure 8" on May 2nd. Free tickets available on Maison de la radio website This show is already sold-out!
Live recording at Maison de la Radio, Paris. Broadcasted on May 4th on France Musique at 10:30 PM (GMT+2) in Label pop.

Interview

You can read a new interview on Le Transistor about the Elliott Smith project and the next album.

Monday 4 March 2013

2013/03/04

Spring tour

The spring tour is announced. Check dates & venues on the Shows page.

This poem does not please her - cover

New book

This poem does not please her, the new TVB book will be available at shows and selected shops (to be announced).
You can read an excerpt on the projects page.

Video sessions

You can watch an acoustic video session on Le Cargo. Troy plays Tropical, Queen of what? & Applause.
Troy also played Tropical for Bruxelles ma belle.

Reviews, article, interview

New reviews of ...Is with the demon on De la lune on entend tout and Le temps.
One article on Simone A_review and an interview on My Music Factory.

TVB songs for a film

6 songs of TvB appear on the soundtrack of Nolwenn Lemesle first film, Des morceaux de moi, released in France on Feb. 13th 2013. See projects page.

Best of 2012

Troy is #1 in the best of 2012 concerts on Mind Riot Music.
...Is with the demon is #3 on Mind Riot Music & #7 on A découvrir absolument readers top albums of 2012.

Magnified - Tribute to Troy Von Balthazar

A tribute to Troy Von Balthazar

Magnified, a fine compilation of Troy von Balthazar and Chokebore songs will be released - as a free download - on March 11th by the french webzine My Music Factory.
Here is the tracklisting:

  1. My Sidekicks "Dogs"
  2. Xav Feugray "Heroic Little Sister"
  3. My North Eye "Wings"
  4. Exsonvaldes "You are the sunshine of my life"
  5. Ex Voto "Ciao LA"
  6. Alice the Goon "You, When you're drunk"
  7. Leave her to Heaven " Tropical"
  8. My Broken Frame "To a Girl with One wing gone"
  9. Luis Francesco Arena "Smaller steps"
  10. Sylvie Lacheray "Real Strong love"
  11. Willo "Rainbow"
  12. X.O "Days of Nothing"
  13. Shubni "Magnified"
  14. Qu'en pense Gertrude "Took some Dollars"
  15. Bonus Track : TVB "About being Hurt (First demo version)"