Television Personalities’ box set ‘Some Kind Of Happiness?’ Singles 1994-1999 for Record Store Day (26th September)

A two-disc retrospective of every single track released by The Television Personalities between the tail end of 1994 and 1999. Featuring legendary songwriter Dan Treacy, a gifted storyteller who places the world in his own hazy shade of focus, heading deep into introspection.

Featuring all the EP and single tracks that originally appeared on a host of indie pop labels, it’s a cohesive trip into the mind of the songwriter along with a host of his favourite cover versions. All in a lavish package with extensive sleeve notes and unseen photographs.

Seen through this half empty glass, darkly, Dan Treacy is not Pete Doherty. He’s Elliott Smith, or Ian Curtis, but honestly, genuinely better and more gifted than either.

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