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Televise

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(2004 – present)

Televise is an electronic shoegazing band formed by ex-Slowdive drummer/vocalist Simon Scott in 2004. They released their debut single “Smile” in December 2004 followed by an EP, the 3-track Outside Out, in April 2005. Debut album “Songs to sing in A&E” was released soon afterwards.

Simon Scott was born in Cambridge in the early seventies and spent his early teens drumming for The Charlottes who released the “love happy” album on Bristol’s Subway records and a second album on Cherry Red. After three successful years with slowdive, including working with Brian Eno and inspiring many a musician to enjoy all things smothered in reverb and delay, Simon left to work as a session drummer including a brief stint in Chapterhouse.

Scott formed alternative/noise/electronica/drone outfit Inner Sleeve in 1997 writing the songs, playing guitar (loudly) and singing lead vocals but after two singles and one album on Fierce Panda he split the group and drummed for Lowgold who signed to Nude records in 1999. After Grandaddy and Coldplay tours, a critically-acclaimed debut album and severe musical differences Simon left to move back to song writing.

Scott formed Televise in 2004 after a rare sighting of his hometown legend and ex Pink Floyd hero Syd Barrett inspired him to continue songwriting and “make the music I want to make”. After releasing the “Outside Out” single with a full band on Club AC30 in May, 2005 was spent recording songs for a debut full-length with Pat Collier in South London.

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