If nowadays the needles of sound level meters are often in the red, it's sometimes nice to return to simplicity. X-TV is not about artefacts, excesses or over-the-top sophistication. It is an elementary concept: three acoustic guitars, three composers, three voices. A trinity completed by a common passion, the constant quest for a melody that will make its way in to your brain. Influenced by the minimalist acoustic pop sound of Kings of Convenience, Iron and Wine, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Elliott Smith or Jets to Brazil, the band has no other ambition than to accompany your travels, whether they are mobile or stationary. So, who is behind X-TV? First comes Vincent. Producer, sound engineer and poly-instrumentalist, he hones his arrangements in his own studio, surrounded by his guitars and old wood species of Ardeche. Originated from South-West France, he earned his stripes training in pop-punk bands like Baby On Board, Daddy Sucks or Discount. Then comes Trint, best known for his Punk Rock epic on the road as guitarist-singer in Uncommonmenfrommars than for his love for acoustic guitars. And yet, when he isn't in a van, touring around European motorways with his brothers, or that he is not building the walls of his house, brick by brick, he takes the opportunity to make the 6 strings of his acoustic Gibson sound. Finally, there is Tristan. X-TV is for him the most attractive aspect of a double life spent in Paris finance district, a crucial creative fix. These three worlds, three figures and three friends give a particular texture to the music of X-TV. After 5 years of work, the band's first album, "Three Is A Crowd" finally emerged. Nine titles meticulously crafted and produced by the band, recorded and mixed by Vincent, mastered by Michael at Fossenkemper Turtletonestudio New York (New Amsterdams, Matthew Pryor, etc.). Why "Three Is A Crowd"? If three acoustic guitars may seem very outdated, lost in a musical landscape where throat clearing and eccentric haircuts rule, X-TV's songs take all their intensity. An intensity the three musicians want to share because, although the band was formed quite a while ago, its adventure is only beginning. They assume this desire to meet the people who like their songs, the nine tracks on "Three Is A Crowd" are only the beginning of a long journey. And you are warmly invited to come along.
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Trint plays also in UNCOMMON MEN FROM MARS.