The latest cool-swinging New York indie band present their debut full-length, Never Enough. Public Access TV have the classic stance and sunglass-wearing vocals of a Television, delivered with aplomb. The independent stores’ editions of Never Enough also throw in the exclusive four-track Japan EP on CD. Out on Cinematic Music Group.
10/10 Chris Customer review, 21st March 2017
I first came across Public Access TV on SoundCloud, when a random track from their (then) upcoming album Never Enough managed to catch all of my attention, and fill my brain with a sudden amount of upbeat emotion. The song in question was Sudden Emotion, which, with my personal experience with the song, I thought was a rather fitting name.
Upon the release of Never Enough, I was not overly excited. Mainly because I had simply forgot about the band, and an article in NME jogging my memory a week before the release then prompted my purchase of the CD on its release date. I would go as far as saying that this album is my personal favourite of 2016. It kicks off with a bang with In Our Blood, an energy and riff filled track. The album then takes more of a blues rock'n'roll influence on the next couple of tracks, with piano lurking in the back of each of them, giving them an air of Elton John's Crocodile Rock mixed with The Rolling Stones' I Can't Get No Satisfaction (it works well). I Don't Wanna Live In California takes one of their earlier tracks gives it an extra chorus, as well as some background synth tracks. End Of An Era follows their signature New York sound (Think Strokes, Ramones), as does Patti Peru. The following track Careful takes a more swing influence and yet manages to pull off the combination of the Television-esque vocals of frontman John Eatherly with a completely different style of song to the rest of the album. Stand out single Sudden Emotion opens with a spine-tinglingly beautiful yet simple riff, embracing the title of the song very well. The penultimate song On Location brings out the same positive nature, and sets the scene perfectly for last track Sell You On A Lie. This ticks all of the last-song-on-the-album boxes, and gives you that sense that it could be made to be three times as long and you still wouldn't want it to end. Overall I would recommend Never Enough to any fan of the Strokes, or really anybody who wants 38 minutes of feel-good rock and roll.
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