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TV Smith: I Delete

The gospel according to Smith.

The 16th solo album from TV Smith finds the former Advert on fiery form. His music may have mellowed into a lovely, lively rock melodicism, but he’s got as much to say about modern life as ever.

This time around he targets the internet troll-pits (Festival Of Fools), a world stuck in a rut as it strains to race into technological progress (Replay), the government’s cruel austerity measures (Cutbacks) and far, far more, his lyrics pin-sharp and his rasping voice dropping truth bombs with no apology.

The addition of last year’s Dangerous Playground EP is a welcome little treat tacked on the end, but I Delete more than stands up on its own./o:p

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.