Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts have produced one of the finest debut albums of the year with the punky Folk Country 'Blue Bird's Blood'. Neil Palmer chats to Sawyer, who is both a working artist and the former drummer with the Television Personalities, about his music and his art
Legal Tender, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London, 6/1/2007
In the woefully inappropriate surroundings of the Legal Tender night at the the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Neil Palmer watches former Television Personalities' drummer Mathew Sawyer play a vulnerable, but emotive solo set to promote his and his band the Ghosts new album 'Blue Birds Blood'
How Snakes Eat (2010)
Offbeam folk pop on challenging, but compulsive second album from London-based band Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts
Blue Birds Blood (2007)
Heartbreakingly honest and fresh-sounding lo-fi debut album from former Television Personalities drummer Mathew Sawyer and his new band the Ghosts
Mark Rowland speaks Dan Treacy, the front man with influential C86/punk group the Television Personalities about his return to making music, his much publicised mental and physical health battles, and the band's new album which is due out next year
With the first four Television Personalities LPs set for a reissue, Mark Rowland takes a look at their legacy
Barfly, London, 22/3/2006
At a busy night at the Barfly in London, Anthony Dhanendran watches the reformed Television Personalities play a sadly disappointing and shambolic show
Erick Mertz examines 'Beautiful Despair', a 'lost' Television Personalities from 1990, which has finally come out on Fire Records.
And Dont The Kids Just Love It
All I remember about the first time I heard the Television Personalities is the vague sense of irritation I felt about the silliness of the song. It was 'Part Time Punks' from the 'Wanna Buy A Bridge'
In our competition we have ten copies of a Television Personalities 23 song tribute album, 'All Those Times We Spent Together', from Canadian label The Beautiful Music to give away
Penny Black Music Bands Night
We profile our first Penny Black Music Bands Night in two years, which will take place on Saturday November 14th at the London Brixton Windmill and feature sets from the Left Outsides, Madam,Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts and the European