Public Access TV today reveals a new track “Patti Peru”, the first half of their forthcoming AA-sided single. “Patti Peru / In Love And Alone” will be released this fall on Terrible Records. “Patti Peru” is available to stream now. Both tracks will be featured on the band’s debut album early next year.
For the last year the band has been touring the US and UK extensively sharing stages with acts such as Weezer, Gang of Four, The Strokes, Wavves, Fidlar, Palma Violets, Twin Peaks and performing at festivals throughout Europe.
About Public Access TV:
Public Access TV are a band firmly planted in downtown New York City. Before they released their first song, played their first show, or even had a name, Public Access TV were a band. Best friends out every night together, sharing clothes, cigarettes, pocket change, and most importantly living together in a dilapidated East Village loft where they could stay up all night playing music.
“It wasn’t like ‘let’s start a band’,” 24-year-old singer and main songwriter John Eatherly says of the formation. “We already were playing music and hanging out together all the time. We were all doing different things, playing as hired guns for anybody just to pay the rent, and then one day I came in with these songs I wrote and we all just knew this was something we wanted to do for real.”
What followed was a whirlwind of activity; singles “Monaco” and “In the Mirror” along with last spring’s “Public Access” EP, lead to critical acclaim, and tours in the US and UK supporting acts like Weezer and Gang of Four. Everything was moving on the correct trajectory when in April 2015, while PATV were on tour in California, they flicked on the TV to see live pictures of their Manhattan loft on every single news channel. It was on fire from a gas explosion and then collapsed into rubble.
“We wrote there, rehearsed, recorded, lived, everything,” says John. “It was home… and then it was completely gone.”
Demoralised and thousands of miles from NYC, PATV did the only thing they could think of. As John says: “We told our agent to book as many gigs as possible – because we didn’t want to deal with the reality of the situation. We actually had nowhere to go.”
But, as things happened, that chain of events was to set PATV on an entirely new and fruitful path. Among those frantic gig bookings were a bunch of festivals in Europe, as well as dates with The Strokes, FIDLAR and Palma Violets.
After playing live so much, the band felt the need to get into the studio right away to capture their new momentum. The group recorded their new Double AA side single “In Love and Alone / Patti Peru” while in London over the summer.
“Patti Peru is about that feeling that comes when everything seems so completely fucked and crazy that you wanna give up… but for whatever reason there is still something that makes you keep going. It was pretty fitting for what we were going through and the band needing each other to get through it all.” says Eatherly.
In addition to releasing a AA-sided single, they will be supporting Hinds on the road this October. Full tour dates are below.
Public Access TV – 2015 Tour Dates (All Dates Supporting Hinds)
October 11 – Seattle, WA The Vera Project
October 12 – Portland, OR Holocene Portland
October 14 – San Francisco, CA Slim’s
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
October 17 – San Diego, CA Soda Bar
October 19 – Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
October 20 – Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
October 22 – Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall + Schubas
October 23 – Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
October 24 – Toronto, CAN Lee’s Palace
October 26 – Montreal, CAN Bar Le Ritz PDB
October 27 – New York, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 28 – Boston, MA Great Scott