Monday, November 6, 2017

Band of the Week: TV Dinner

Posted By on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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  • Jacob Bailes

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you TV Dinner.

TV Dinner are playing Will's Pub on Wednesday, Nov. 8, with Shana Falana.

Just the facts:

Who's in the band?
Julia Joyce- Vocals/Guitar
Madeleine Elise- Vocals/Synth
Ian Turner-Sanders- Bass
Daniel Drennan & Nicole Dvorak rotate on the drums

When did the band form?
About a year ago, October-ish 2016

Currently available releases:
We just finished recording our full length, and have a single available now! It’s called ‘Veins’, and you can get it on our Bandcamp:

TV Dinner (band) on Facebook, @tv__dinnr instagram

Describe your sound in five words:
heartfelt microwave-safe twee pop

Six questions:

What has been your most memorable show so far?
Sales, Bellows, and TV Dinner in July 2017. It was the only show of ours thus far that has sold out, and the energy in the space was exciting. We also had a chance to talk with some musicians that we really respect and look up to.

Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
Wet Nurse, those binches know how to party and rip on stage!!!

What description gets used for your band that you would most
like to correct people on? Why?
We have been referred to a few times as a punk band. We take it as a compliment, but it’s a misleading description of our music, which is relatively somber. But then again, when people ask us to describe our music we are like “uhhhhhhhhhh hah hah….good question.”

What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What’s your least favorite? Why?
Orlando bands are pretty tightly knit, which benefits a lot of people but can also cause some exclusivity. Having such a strong sense of community and being accepted into that is quite gratifying. However, the task of starting a project or even attending local events can be daunting for the same reasons. There don’t seem to be many performance spaces accessible to everyone. All of that being said, it is so incredibly fun to play for our friends and peers at venues that we hold near and dear to our hearts. Everyone is so kind and there hasn’t been a show that wasn’t fun!

Any big news to share?
We are gonna be dropping some hot tracks in the next couple of months! Our full-length will be available in December. Stay tuned by following one of our pages or emailing us at

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