TELEVISION SUPERVISION: ‘Gimme A Girl.’


Tampa Bay punks, Television Supervision have recently signed with the excellent Standby Records, present home of Waco, and a label that once counted Black Veil Brides among its roster.

Their debut album ‘Waldo‘ will be released on January 17th next year, but ahead of that, the lead single ‘Gimme A Girl’ has just been made available.

This track takes me back! It’s classic good-time ‘second wave’ punk, harking back to the early to mid 2000s.

The band themselves have said their aim is to ‘ give people a much-needed break from the stresses of their daily lives and to renew their hope in today’s vapid rock scene.’

It may be a rather cheezy thing to say – a PR bite, if you like, but ‘Gimme A Girl,‘ does exactly meet the mission statement. Sometimes, I think, musicians can get lost in their art. Sometimes bands take themselves and their music, that bit too seriously.

I’m betting Television Supervision don’t!

Listening to this track, I felt confident in predicting where their musical influences lie. Blink 182, Box Car Racer, Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte and Lagwagon can all be heard here. The video even reminds me of early Green Day.

My personal collection of music is both expansive and varied. But there are certain styles and sounds that I return to more than others, and this is one of them. I’m sure I’m not alone in that.

Pop punk with a smile – ye cannae whack it!


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