For the past few months TV Rock has flaunted its music across the European festival circuit, but is now ready to re-embrace Australian clubs with another addition to the Neon Night series and two new tunes.
We have two new singles in the can already. The next one we are testing at clubs at the moment is called Happiness, DJ and TV Rock member Grant Smillie told Sydney Star Observer.
It’s got a rare and unreleased sample from a Bob Marley track which never actually saw the light of day.
The next one after that we’ve teamed up with Iva Davies from Icehouse and, funnily enough, even though our styles are different they both seem to go hand in hand -” it’s a great summer record.
So what’s the secret behind making a summer anthem? Smillie says there are a few rules to be followed.
Catchy vocals that people can sing along to fairly quickly and understand what it’s all about, he said.
It also needs to have a beat because you can never just have a strong vocal -” you need music to back it up.
The melody needs to be very strong so once people hear it they feel that they’ve known it all their life. The vocal becomes the most important part because it’s what they remember.
Over the past two years TV Rock has sold more than 160,00 copies of its debut single Flaunt It, and have done remixes for the likes of Groove Armada, Armand Van Helden and Dirty South.
Before they finalise plans for a tour of Australia, the band is jetsetting to Eastern Europe to perform at the last of the northern hemisphere’s summer parties and music festivals. In the meantime, the group has released a compilation, One Love, in conjunction with the Neon Nights.
Thomas Gold, Nick Foley and Generik also helped produce the record with TV Rock producing Disc Two, titled 3am.
To be honest I’ve mixed six of the nine One Love series and it’s the first one I’ve done as TV Rock, Smillie said.
I think it’s probably the best one because it’s the most up-to-date musically. We got a lot of tracks that are going to be big moving forward in the next couple of months.
Dates for TV Rock’s Australian tour are yet to be confirmed. One Love is now available. For more details on TV Rock and the Neon Night series head to www.onelove.com.au.