This is ‘Fools Fools Fools’, Late TV’s Synth-Funk-New-Wave banger, where a sucker for punishment never gives up. Discover this London project the December 22nd in Formula Indie
About ‘Fools Fools Fools’
Late TV continue their grooving exploration of the human condition and it’s complexities that they artfully
established on their previous single ‘Night Tennis’. This time, the band shift up the gears from that louche cruise
through the greasy night, and roar towards a rendezvous at a neon lit cocktail bar where the music feels like it’s
waving cash at the bar and impatiently demanding another, and another and another.
The song struts in with stomping drums as the bass guitar groove dances around the melodic synth lines, while
howling harmonized guitars urgently pull us up onto the dancefloor and into the story of a hopeless romance.
Lyricist and Vocalist Luke J Novak explains; “I initially wrote this song as a Tom Waits style drunken ballad, in the
vein of ‘Invitation To The Blues’, but the band weren’t having it. Martin (Keyboards) suggested making it more of a
Prince style Funk-New Wave crossover track, and amazingly it all just fell into place. It’s still theatrical, but with
Once again we follow a hopeful romantic on a night out, only whereas in ‘Night Tennis’ they found thoughtful solace
through their thwarted advances, on ‘Fools Fools Fools’ our protagonist’s lust fuelled desperation runs headlong
into a wall of ambivalence only to constantly repeat the process despite its bruising futility. The tension builds to a
boiling point only to give way to a moment of clarity where our hapless suitor momentarily reflects on why they keep
returning for more punishment.
About Late TV
Culling influences from jazz cats and art rockers, B-movies and trash television via Lynch and Tarentino, Late TV
are the moonlighting house band for a surreal all-night dream club nestled amidst the cultural detritus of television’s
after hours. Guitarist and vocalist Luke J Novak and drummer Richard ‘Beu’ Bowman left their hometown of
Kidderminster and hooked-up with Chicago’s jazz obsessed bassist Ryan Szanyi and Parisian keyboard maestro
Martin Coxall in London. Kick-started with the release of their brilliant Citizen single, the group then appeared at
Standon Calling Festival in 2018 alongside Goldfrapp and spiritual forefather Bryan Ferry. In 2021 singles ‘Night
Tennis’ and ‘Fools Fools Fools’ both debuted on BBC Introducing.
Fools Fools Fools is the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, where the group
explore the postmodern wastelands of pop as high-brow/low-brow mutant junk dwellers, collecting the shards of our
fragmented culture and building something both irresistibly dangerous and dangerously irresistible.