Following the recent success with their fiery debut single “Kitchen Sinking”, Dublin’s finest garage slash indie-rockers TV People return with their swish guitar-led track “Time Eats Up”.
Underlined with thrashing drums and layered with interstellar guitar riffs, the single explores the intensity of solitude and isolation. With Paul Donohoe’s distinct coarse drawls and sleek production – the track was mixed by Dan Doherty of Darklands Audio (Fontaines D.C., Vulpynes) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Christian Wright (Radiohead, Blur, LCD Soundsystem) – “Time Eats Up” is yet another example of the band’s inimitable garage rock trajectory.
Lead singer Paul Donohoe explains: “I wrote the lyrics for ‘Time Eats Up’ at the tail end of a 6 month spell of unemployment. I think we really managed to capture the mixed emotions of that idle state of existence in the song. The feelings of liberation that come with sitting idle and how these conflict with the dread that time is passing you by were a huge influence in the song writing process for us. I came to view time as a very sinister and oppressive force and we tried to get this across in the music.”
“As the song progresses, the sounds begin to get a bit heavier and sharper. We wanted the intensity of the outro to swallow up the more melodic sounds from the song’s earlier verses as a way to convey the toxicity of that way of living.”