|8 November 2023|
|Another live show announced for December 2023, featuring the all-star TVP lineup.|
|8 August 2023|
|Two live shows announced for September 2023, featuring an all-star TVP lineup.|
|1 November 2022|
|Dan Treacy benefit night rescheduled. Details added.|
|15 March 2020|
|New Dan Treacy benefit night details added.|
|7 March 2019|
|Forum upgrade successfully completed.|
|21 January 2019|
|Jowe Head Scottish dates added. Discussion forum.|
|5 November 2018|
|Dan Treacy tribute / benefit night details added.|
|14 January 2018|
|New CD album 'Beautiful Despair' released this month.|
|21 March 2017|
|'Diary Of A Young Fan' book issued.|
|3 March 2017|
|Jowe Head discusses John Peel and the early Swell Maps.|
|7 October 2014|
|Happening Right Then!|
|2 December 2013|
|A quick update to the Salvador Dali's Garden Party page.|
|10 July 2013|
|Jowe Head and the Demi-Monde have a gig.|
|27 June 2013|
|The software running the forum has been upgraded.|
|3 April 2013|
|There's a couple of videos in the news.|
|25 June 2012|
|Yellow Melodies dive under the covers.|
|30 April 2012|
|Jowe has a gig. Now read this.|
|16 March 2012|
|Dan out of hospital.|
|9 December 2011|
|Graeme Wilson RIP.|
|25 November 2011|
|Update on Dan's condition.|
|12 October 2011|
|Dan in hospital.|
|9 October 2011|
|John Peel Day gig.|
|5 September 2011|
|New 7 inch single on its way.|
|3 August 2011|
|Brand new mp3 free to download. Also two London gigs, including one to accompany the Creation Records film, 'Upside Down'.|
|15 July 2011|
|Jowe Head has some news.|
|9 May 2011|
|Trip to Scotland.|
|1 April 2011|
|21 March 2011|
|Hey hey we're the Mantles...|
|23 February 2011|
|Manchester, so much to answer for.|
|14 February 2011|
|Athens calling... that's Athens, Greece. Not Georgia.|
|17 October 2010|
|Big in Japan... and St Gallen.|
|20 August 2010|
|Gig news, specifically a new trip to Hamburg.|
|28 June 2010|
|New interview with Dan at theartsdesk.com.|
|18 May 2010|
|New Jowe Head and the Demi-Monde LP out.|
|10 May 2010|
|Forthcoming new album and MGMT tribute details.|
|2 March 2010|
|Forthcoming new single and single release gigs added.|
|8 January 2010|
|Gig in Paris at the end of the month.|
|5 November 2009|
|More gig news.|
|12 October 2009|
|7 October 2009|
|Yet another London gig - at short notice.|
|29 September 2009|
|Another London gig - at short notice.|
|14 September 2009|
|German and London gigs, plus the latest Ed Ball reissues.|
|28 June 2009|
|Yet another London gig.|
|22 June 2009|
|Another London gig.|
|1 June 2009|
|The second 7" in as many months is now out.|
|10 May 2009|
|Benicassim Festival appearance confirmed.|
|4 April 2009|
|A London gig at short notice - it's tonight!|
|3 March 2009|
|New single! Out very soon on Elefant Records. See the news. The set list to the recent Paris gig has now
been added, along with a photo link. Gig page here.|
|10 February 2009|
|Gigs! London and Spain, here. There's also news of a new single.|
|6 January 2009|
|First gig of 2009 will happen in London on Thursday 8th January. Feast your eyes.|
|26 December 2008|
|Two new gigs for January '09, in London and Paris. Step this way...|
|2 October 2008|
|A gig at the 100 Club in London has been announced at short notice. I was on holiday when the notification came through on
18th September, which is why I've only been able to add the details on the day of the show.|
|11 September 2008|
|Italian gigs and Jowe Head news.|
|13 August 2008|
|Lots of Ed Ball news.|
|9 July 2008|
|A new gig, a Jowe Head radio session and a cover version... it's all in the news.|
|9 April 2008|
|Lots of new live dates announced, including a trip to Sweden and German festival appearances. There's also news about
Jowe Head's trip to the USA and a new single from Ed Ball.|
|27 February 2008|
|New live dates announced. There's also now an official mailing list. See here.|
|1 January 2008|
|New 7" single to be released in January - see news page. There will be two London gigs
this month to coincide with this release.|
|11 December 2007|
|New London gig supporting an acoustic Pete Doherty has been announced.|
|30 September 2007|
|A trip to Athens has been announced.|
|12 June 2007|
|Swedish Festival appearance announced and there's news of new Ed Ball reissues.|
|18 May 2007|
|New gig announced at the 12 Bar Club in London's West End.|
|21 March 2007|
|Lots of Jowe Head news. Angel Racing Food's debut CD is out now, plus there'll be a solo Jowe art
exhibition in Berlin in April, with an Angel Racing Food gig to coincide.|
|21 February 2007|
|'My Dark Places' remix EP released. See the news page. The song index has been brought up to
date, as have the list of unreleased songs and the lineup history. There's also some new information on
the covers page.|
|9 January 2007|
|New 13 track album due out in February - 'Are We Nearly There Yet?', on Overground Records. See the news.
There's also a new gig soon at the Rex Club in London's Soho, on Saturday 20th January.|
|29 October 2006|
|New gig announced at the Brixton Windmill, with Jeffrey Lewis.|
|23 October 2006|
|'CD86' compilation released. See the news. Also, the Times albums reissues get underway. See the Ed Ball page.|
|3 October 2006|
|6 September 2006|
|New Jowe Head album out now on Topplers Records. There's also
a new Angel Racing Food gig in London.|
|22 August 2006|
|Syd Barrett tribute gig announced.|
|19 July 2006|
|Two Nikki Sudden tribute gigs are coming up, featuring Jowe Head and friends.|
|19 June 2006|
|John and Gerard Bennett's new project (Luca) added to the links page.|
|24 May 2006|
|More European dates added to the gig page.|
|1 April 2006|
|This site now has a long-overdue message board.|
|28 March 2006|
|Reviews of the March gig at the Camden Barfly added. Also news of tribute albums.|
|1 March 2006|
|See the news page for details of an interview in 'Metro' newspaper.|
|6 February 2006|
|The long-awaited new single is out today.|
|16 January 2006|
|A return gig at the Camden Barfly announced.|
|15 January 2006|
|Eight new set lists have been added, plus one amendment. There's also a new entry on
the fans' memories page that I found down the back of the filing cabinet.|
|12 January 2006|
|More news of another magazine interview. Also, belated reviews and photos added for the
Kilburn Luminaire gig (11 October) and some photos from the 100 Club and Brighton gigs from August. There's also some
snippets of info concerning the Boxing Day gig. See the gig page.|
|9 January 2006|
|Some news about Uncut magazine, an update from the world of Ed Ball and
also updates to the links page.|
|20 December 2005|
|New London gig announced, at the Camden Barfly.|
|15 December 2005|
|Some Jowe Head news snippets added.|
|11 December 2005|
|See the news page for details of the next TVP album, plus more news of a Dan Treacy DJ spot.|
|30 November 2005|
|News page updated with details of the TVP documentary made by Swedish TV. Watch it online!|
|4 September 2005|
|New London gig announced, at the Luminaire in Kilburn.
There's also some news on the Ed Ball page.|
|30 August 2005|
|See news page for details of a new TVP compilation album of previously unreleased live and archive material. Also,
information and reviews of the recent London and Brighton gigs added to the gig page.|
|14 July 2005|
|Another new mp3 file available on the download page. Also, gig at Brighton announced.|
|29 June 2005|
|New gig announced, at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, London.|
|17 June 2005|
|Details of the 'If I Could Write Poetry' tribute album on the news page.|
|10 May 2005|
|Reviews and photos from the Scottish gigs added. See gig page.|
|2 April 2005|
|German tour announced. See gig page.|
|14 March 2005|
|The Legend! finally sees his Dan Treacy covers 7" released. See news.|
|25 February 2005|
|'My Dark Places' - another new TVP song made available for download. Thanks again to Dan Treacy for this.|
|18 February 2005|
|News of a festival appearance in Barcelona, plus details of the reissue of 'I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod' LP.|
|6 February 2005|
|'I Hope He's Everything You Wanted Me To Be' - a brand new TVP song made available for download. Thanks to Dan Treacy for providing this.|
|24 December 2004|
|In a year where TVP songs have been a popular choice for covers, here's news of two more.|
|12 December 2004|
|New gig page added to document the new TVP live shows. Setlists, reviews, flyers and
photos will be posted on this page - contributions are essential! Reviews of the Bush Hall gig posted.|
|30 November 2004|
|Ed Ball discography added. A new review has been added to the press
section. There's also more information added to the set list for the July 1985 gig at the Deptford Crypt.|
|17 November 2004|
|News of the TVP's forthcoming comeback gig in London.|
|10 November 2004|
|News of recently-recorded new material.|
|31 October 2004|
|Some photographs taken at Angel Racing Food's gig at the Bull and Gate on October 9th
have been added. Various Television Personalities past and present were there. There's also news of a
newly-released TVP cover.|
|6 October 2004|
|Some photos taken at Dan Treacy's DJ appearance at How Does it Feel? added.|
|4 October 2004|
|There are new photos from Paris in 1990 on the live gallery page, plus a
new flyer on the gallery misc page. There's also a new entry on the fans'
|19 August 2004|
|'Falling Uphill' compilation album released. See the news page, the Jowe Head
news page and the discography for more information. Buy the CD from me here.|
|10 August 2004|
|Updated news of the New York benefit night, plus Jowe Head gig
|5 July 2004|
|A personal update from Dan Treacy, including a poem.|
|24 June 2004|
|Angel Racing Food gigography brought up to date (thanks to Lee McFadden).
Also news of a New York benefit show to raise funds for new TVP recordings.|
|4 June 2004|
|News of some 7" releases featuring TVP covers.|
|26 May 2004|
|Some interesting TVP news, more info on Jowe Head and
a new single release, plus an update to Jowe's solo discography.|
|15 May 2004|
|There are three new flyers on the gallery page, a new entry
on the fans' memories page, a new set list and
two new mp3 files on the download page.|
|30 January 2004|
|A bit of news, plus a new page dedicated to Jowe Head's band Angel Racing Food.|
|21 January 2004|
|A quick update to start 2004. There are four new flyers on the gallery page and
some new photos of group members too. Two new set lists have
been added, with further amendments and updates made to existing ones. A review of 'Privilege' has been added to the
press section. There's also two new mp3 files on the download page.|
|13 November 2003|
|Updated news for the TVPs and Jowe Head.
There's also a new non-TVP link.
|11 October 2003
|A bumper upload for the autumn! There are no less then twenty new additions to the press
section, which includes lots of new interviews from the archives. There are fourteen new flyers and adverts on the
relevant gallery page and some new photos of group members too.
There is one new set list, but lots of amendments and updates to existing ones, with
flyers and notes added. Three new unreleased songs have been unearthed, and there's now
two new entries for the Salvador Dali's garden party guestlist page. Following comments made
by Mark Flunder, the history and lineup pages have been amended.
There's a new page with some mp3 files for downloading. The discographies in the
Jowe Head section have been updated. The Swell Maps discography now
details their collaborations. In the miscellaneous section there's a new page dedicated to the
Greenock Subterraneans club, with flyers and attendance info. Finally, I've belatedly added a
page of thanks to acknowledge those whose contributions have helped to make this site what it is.
|20 August 2003
|Angel Racing Food debut single out now. See the Jowe Head news page.
|4 July 2003
|There are nine new set lists, plus plenty of amendments and
updates to existing ones. Four new entries have been added to the fans stories and memories
page, with an update to an existing entry. Two new covers have been unearthed and added to the covers
page. There are also changes to the links and additions to the non-TVP links.
|30 June 2003
|Snippets added to the TVP news page and the Jowe Head news
page as well.
|1 June 2003
|New gallery added to the site, containing live pics, photos of
band members, gig flyers and more.
|12 May 2003
|A new section added, featuring fans stories and memories of the group.
I've also created a new page called misc to round up pages of the site that you
may have missed. There are three new set lists and changes have been made
to both the links and the non-TVP links. Finally, there
are some new reviews in the press section, plus a great interview with Dan from 1984,
from the Scottish 'Slow Dazzle' fanzine.
|5 March 2003
|A short news item about a planned TVP tribute album.
|29 October 2002
|A new set list added, Nottingham 1989. There's also changes
to the links.
|7 September 2002
|News of the new Little Teddy compilation CD that includes a
TVP song posted. Plus, 3 new set lists have been added to the
list, with additional information added to some existing gigs, including some photos.
|30 August 2002
|Further information added to the Jowe Head pages, including additions to the
discographies and scans of the remaining record sleeves.
|20 August 2002
|More details added to the Jowe Head page, including a page for latest news.
|17 August 2002
|A new page added, tracing the lineup changes of the group through their history.
|27 July 2002
|A much-needed history of the Television Personalities added.
|17 June 2002
|A new section added, documenting the works of Jowe Head.
|12 April 2002
|News of the Fire reissues.
|30 March 2002
|A minor update, with re-designed and expanded links and general links,
plus a couple of changes to the Treacyworld glossary.
|4 January 2002
|A couple of fanzine interviews have been added to the press page.
There's some more news and additions to the links
and general links.
|17 October 2001
|A brand new page for news has been created.
14 new set lists added, with subsequent additions to the lists
of unreleased material and covers. A couple of
new things have been added to the discography, including details of
possibly the rarest TVP LP yet. Finally, there's new links and some
additional non-TVP links also.
|21 May 2001
|30 new set lists added, with subsequent additions to the lists
of unreleased material and covers. Brand new
discographies for the Whaam! and Dreamworld
labels added, plus an extra page of links with some non-TVP ones.
A couple of amendments to Treacyworld have also been made.
|24 February 2001
|Another brand new section added to the site. Treacyworld
examines the influences behind TVP songs, and explains many of the references. Related sections
explore films and people that are mentioned.
Also added are the Bill Grundy interview and Salvador Dali's garden
party guestlist. A new, brighter front page has also been created, and
the site has benefited from a general makeover, which gives all the pages a uniform appearance.
|8 November 2000
|Brand new sections on unreleased material and TVP covers
of other artists' songs added.
|13 October 2000
|19 new set lists added, plus a couple of new links.
|14 September 2000
|A mini-update, with amendments made to the links and entries added to the
reviews and set lists.
|30 June 2000
|The set lists page was added. A couple of extra links were also posted, including details of the eGroups discussion community.
There's also three new additions to the reviews section.
|6 June 2000
|A belated links page was added. A couple of new reviews were also posted.
|10 May 2000
|The extensive song index was posted. This should make the task of tracking down that rare 7" or b-side a little easier.
|30 April 2000
|Revamped press section added, with many more reviews.
Pictures of all the album sleeves added to the discography.
|2 April 2000
|Some content, at last. The discography and some press reviews added.
|1 Feb 2000
|A long-delayed new front page arrives, with four pictures to see.
|A one-page site is unleashed upon an unsuspecting world.