New Music Of The Day: Public Access TV – ‘Patti Peru’

Public Access TV have been carving out a niche for crafting “the perfect chorus” for a while now. The New Yorkers debut track ‘Monaco’ set their stall out high enough, with an urgency to it that seemed rarer than rare in a world obsessed with reverb and, well, doing everything possible to not include a chorus on your album. It’s refrain simply never let up – and that’s a trick they’ve employed again here to devastatingly cool effect.

‘Patti Peru’ may as well have been called ‘Ready To Die’ – it’s opening line sees frontman John Eatherly declare as much, and from there his voice is a fighty, shouty Yank howl that’s drowning in cough syrup while clutching a few battered old Springsteen albums hard. Chuck in some Klaus Voorman-esque basslines, layers and layers of scrawling, screeching guitars and an outro nicked straight out of The Clash’s back pocket and you’ve got the sound of a band giddy at discovering their potential. It goes without saying that it’s Public Access TV’s best song yet.

Part of a forthcoming double A-side single along with the as-yet-unreleased ‘In Love And Alone’, ‘Patti Peru’ is the first track to be taken from the band’s debut album, due out in 2016. Play it loud:

The fourpiece are set to return to the UK in November, having been confirmed to play Southampton’s Independence festival alongside Toy, The Wytches, Blossoms, Yak, The Big Moon and a host of other great newcomers.

Meanwhile, they’re also supporting Hinds in the US in October:

October 11 – Seattle, WA The Vera Project
October 12 – Portland, OR Holocene Portland
October 14 – San Francisco, CA Slim’s
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
October 17 – San Diego, CA Soda Bar
October 19 – Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
October 20 – Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
October 22 – Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall + Schubas
October 23 – Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
October 24 – Toronto, CAN Lee’s Palace
October 26 – Montreal, CAN Bar Le Ritz PDB
October 27 – New York, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 28 – Boston, MA Great Scott