TV on the Radio

Formed 2001.
TV on the Radio

Biography

TV on the Radio is an American indie rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York.

The group has released several EPs including their debut Young Liars (2003), and four critically acclaimed studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), and Nine Types of Light (2011).

For the bulk of the band's existence, the core TV on the Radio lineup has been Tunde Adebimpe (vocals/loops), David Andrew Sitek (guitars/keyboards/loops), Kyp Malone (vocals/guitars/bass/loops), Jaleel Bunton (drums/vocals/loops/guitars) and Gerard Smith (bass/keyboards) as official members. In Summer 2013, the band released the singles "Mercy" and "Million Miles", their first releases since Nine Types of Light.

Other contributors have included David Bowie, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, Martin Perna of Antibalas and Katrina Ford of Celebration.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Nine Types of Light

    Nine Types of Light 2011

    Reviewed by Alex Denney
    TVOTR are firmly in the grip of a middle age that doesn’t particularly suit them.
  2. Review of Dear Science

    Dear Science 2008

    Reviewed by Brad Barrett
    A unique attempt at a self-confessed 'dance record'.
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