Work In TV has today released their new single titled ‘D.E.B.T’. Starting like a bomb that is slowly going off right in your face, that slow burn collides with cheeky lyrics and that certain something that makes originality cool and bands like Work In TV future classics.

Take from this song what you will, but ‘D.E.B.T’ cashes in all your chips and sends you home from the casino with the knowledge that you’re not as broke as you feel because there is music like this to pump you right back the f*ck up.

About Work In TV

Work In TV bonded over a love of indie-disco and despite only recently releasing music, have already sold out shows in their native Sheffield and packed out venues on their debut UK tour. They have enjoyed airplay via BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Radio X and been featured across numerous blogs and magazines. Drawing influence from Foals, Interpol and Talking Heads, their sound features a disco-infused rhythm section, angular guitars and soaring synth sounds, all with a liberal sprinkle of contemporary indie pop and kitchen sink realism.

Starting 2024 with a bang, the band gets signed to Blaggers Records (The Skinner Brothers, JW Paris). And to kick off the start of the year with their latest single ‘Rich’ from an EP project dropping later in the year.

Lyrically, “D.E.B.T.” is a tongue in cheek critique of the modern financial systems that serve to oppress so many of the working class around the world. The song opens by comparing the famous Ottoman siege of Constantinople to a debt collector attempting to recover a debt. As the song progresses, the lyrics continue in this viscerally satirical vein, with the clipboard as a symbol of the bureaucratic workings of financial institutions and a reference to Philip K. Dick’s classic novel serves to highlight the almost dystopian nature of such.

Musically, “D.E.B.T.” showcases the band playing with a plethora of timbres and textures to craft a sense of motion. Analogue synths and wah-wah guitars combine with catchy, often guttural vocals in this loud romp, as whimsical as it is visceral.

Featured image by Lindsay Melbourne.