“Slacker pop gems” – Clash Magazine
“Pure baby making music” – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
Brighton-based newcomers RALPH TV release their debut album ‘Cabin Fever Dream’ in March 2020.
‘Maybe That’s Why’ sees the RALPH TV further hone their distinctive brand of eccentric yet charming lo-fi indie pop. The result is often evocative of modern pop outcasts like HOMESHAKE and Connan Mockasin whilst also paying a low-key homage to the stylish romantic pop acts of the 80s, the likes of Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice and Aztec Camera. On the track, RALPH TV co-founder Will Osborne explains: “We have always kept a sense of romanticism in our music, I guess it’s just what suits us as people. This song was written about a darker side to our fleeting moments with partners. Specifically, being used by someone trying to get over an ex, and the anxiousness it causes you but at the same time the strength it gives you in the long term.”
Osborne continues: “We all need to heal when bad stuff happens, but sometimes it has repercussive effects on others. The lyrics are sadder than we normally write but that’s not reflected by the instruments, I think it’s impossible for us to write truly sad music.”
“off-kilter tracks marrying pop sensibility with distinctive lo-fi wooziness” ~ Indiependent
‘Maybe That’s Why’ introduces, what is set to be, one of 2020’s most intoxicating debut albums. Cabin Fever Dreams is heavily inspired by the bands taste for homebound, daydream induced, escapism. Will says: “With the album we really wanted to produce something coherent that summed up our daily experience. A manifestation of our collective daydreams over the course of the past 12 months. That’s how we thought of the title of the record. We’re all young professionals now, working multiple jobs in order to pay our way and continue making music. We are pretty broke most of the time and often will end up confined to the house, writing and eating what we can afford. Lidl is just about sustaining us right now, so if you’re reading this please buy some merch!”
RALPH TV first hit our screens in 2018 with their self-titled debut EP generating over a million streams on Spotify. Follow up singles ‘Making Movements’ and ‘Loverboy’ received praise from Annie Mac and Jack Saunders (BBC Radio One). They’ve also Off the back of this success the four-piece played a series of eye grabbing shows including a sold out date in Paris, homecoming performances at The Great Escape, supporting Self Esteem on part of her UK tour and sharing the stage with the likes of Jerry Paper, Aldous RH and Brad Stank.
Formed by childhood friends Ben Brown (Guitar/Synth/Vocals) and Will Osborne (Vocals/Bass) The project was initially named Ralph’s World. However, after the threat of legal action by a children’s entertainer in Chicago using the same name, it was changed to RALPH TV. The project was then relocated from Essex to Brighton where they met brothers Isaac (Drums/Vocals) and Luke (Lead guitar/Vocals) Vosper who now complete the line-up.
RALPH TV are an exceptional band coming from the thriving city of Brighton, which has grown to become a focal point for exciting, emerging UK artists. With live shows and their debut album to be released this year, RALPH TV are an undeniable one to watch for 2020.
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas