TUNE Certain Animals - TV
TV opens with a phaser-turned drum fill, followed by an epic double guitar harmony with a battery-powered fuzzbox set to the max. Flanked by a rhythm section consisting of congas, bongos and grunting bass that wouldn't look out of place on an obscure soul record, Certain Animals are telling a story about two sides of the media medal. On the one hand, uptempo and full of bravado: the media magnates and internet giants who look forward to a glorious future where your sins are forgiven, as long as you stick to the screen. On the other hand, harmonious and melancholic: the memory of simpler times, with two or three television channels and a more sincere look. And don't forget the two yaw dropping breaks with vocals reminding of a band starting with 'Q' and ending with 'ueen'. With their single 'TV', Certain Animals capture the ambivalent feelings they have about the contemporary media in just under five minutes.