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Dead On TV / Press

“Front man Daniel Evans displays the kind of spastic abandon and mania that on its own is enough to make headlines, but when topped off with an actual handle on melody and lyricism that is both humorous and substantial in equal measure, becomes the stuff of legend – writing on the floor, climbing to the top of the speaker cabinets, and barely taking a mere second to stand still as he belts out his acerbic voice in classic punk rock style. Switching from one tongue to the other cheek, Mike Bradberry – formerly of The Gothsicles – adds the new wave flavor on the keyboards, giving a touch of electro flair to keep Dead on TV’s sound from being too out of place for the primarily industrial/goth crowd, while Corey Devlin displays his prowess on the guitar with a handful of seething shredding solos along with the catchy riffs. Providing the percussive power was Vince McAley, and this writer wishes it to be known that this man deserves to go down as one of the finest drummers in modern ”

“A trio of veteran rockers producing an EP full of lo-fi production and scathing lyrics that tear down virtually all aspects of modern life, from politics to the media? This is where Dead on TV’s Fuck You, I’m Famous comes in, presenting five songs blazing by at 12-and-a-half minutes like a one-two punch to your ears. Dead on TV virtually explode with in-your-face punk energy, augmented by some squelchy synths for good measure. But make no mistake, this is pure punk without the need for gratuitous flourishes beyond the touch of synths, and those without an ear for the style may certainly be put off by the EP’s brevity and attitude. The band clearly has no qualms about offending the status quo and challenging notions of social acceptance; just as a good punk band should do. For all of this, Fuck You, I’m Famous is a fine EP that is sure to sate the appetite of anyone looking for a jolt of musical adrenaline.”

“Reason for 5 stars and this review is track 12. F*** You, I'm Famous(Single edit) by Dead On TV. The track listing spells the song title, Amazon won't let me. Brilliant punk song that could be from the 70's except it's better than nearly all late 70's punk. Cool 10 second stereo opening then we rock. High speed singer keeping up with killer guitar & drums sings a little. At 39 seconds the song title chorus hits us and they win. More lyrics, zooming band then the chorus and we win, guitar and drums feature neat intense punk play then the chorus and everybody wins. Under 3 minutes, out of breath, we hit play again. 3 man band make better noise in 3 mins than many bands make in an album. Love it. Track is available as single download thru Amazon.”

“Dead On TV were a highlight of the evening—frontman Dan Evans put on an incredible high energy performance reminiscent of Iggy and the Stooges (and not just because he was a skinny white guy with no shirt,) with a very punk-rock set and effective but only sparing electronics.”

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