News

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.

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.

2016/04/04

Knights of Something is now available!

You can find it in the (best) record stores in France, Belgium, Austria, UK, Germany, Switzerland.

And also online for France: Buy CD / Blue vinyl - Buy on iTunes France and Germany & Austria: Buy CD / Blue vinyl - Buy on iTunes Germany

Japanese and USA release

Knight of Something will be released in Japan by Donuts Pop on April 13th and in the USA by New High Recordings.

Press

You can read an interview in german and the first 4 reviews of "Knights of Something" on Intro, BenzineMag, Addict Culture & New Noise (image).

Video

Discover the new refreshing video for the title "Lemon seed" filmed in Hawaii by TvB himself!

Tour dates

Check the spring european tour on the tour page. The first show will take place this Saturday in Paris for Sourdoreille 10th anniversary.

Compilation Inrockuptibles

The title "Astrid" from the new album appears on "un printemps 2016" compilation offered with Les Inrockuptibles #1059. Added in the discography.

Lyrics

You can discover the words of "Knights of Something" on the dedicated page.

Équilibre Fragile #3

You can read an interview of TvB about Elliott Smith and The Color Bars Experience project, along with Jason Lytle & Ken Stringfellow's ones and lots of other good stuff in the new issue of the french magazine. You can order it here.

2016/03/03

Pre-order Knighs of something

Pre-order Knights of Something!

You can now pre-order the new album Knights of Something.

For France:

For Germany + Austria:

2016/01/14

Knights of Something: new album out on April 1st 2016

Troy Von Balthazar’s 4th studio album was recorded in Berlin and the South of France. He used a combination of an old Tascam 388, tape machine and Protools, a bunch of amazing guitar pedals, and vintage microphones.
It's lo-fi songwriting and recording at it's best, stream of consciousness music structures and powerful lyrics. The songs create a very distinct atmosphere that is really "The TvB sound".

Knights of Something will be released on LP, CD & digital on April 1st 2016:

  • by Vicious Circle in France (distribution: L'autre Distribution)
  • by Siluh Records in Austria (dist: Hoanzl), Switzerland (dist: Irascible), Germany (dist: Cargo), Benelux (dist: Sonic Rendezvous), UK (dist: Plastic Head)

TvB - Knights of Something

Tracklisting

  1. Surfer
  2. Thugs
  3. We need you
  4. Smarter
  5. Astrid
  6. Empire of my hate
  7. New world lamb
  8. Touch is meat
  9. Curses!
  10. Smile
  11. My black prize
  12. Manic high
  13. Lemon seed

Listen to "Manic high"

You can listen to the track "Manic high" from the new album on Soundcloud. Enjoy!

Tour

TvB will tour Europe in spring: more news later.

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