From their formation in 2004 until their break-up in 2006, Hynes was a member of the dance-punk band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals.
They released one full-length album, For Screening Purposes Only, in 2005.
That said, I'm currently very much enjoying Lana Del Rey's album Ultraviolence. So most of my television watching is done on the plane or in the back of New York taxis (they have something called Taxi TV - that and BA's “sky map” are my favourite channels).
I just saw True Detective on a flight from London to LA and it blew my mind.
In December 2008, Hynes was asked on behalf of the British Film Institute to perform the soundtrack of the cult Hal Ashby film Harold and Maude after a screening of the performance.
Hynes had to cancel this due to an operation he had to undergo on his throat. In July 2009 Hynes reprised the soundtrack and performed at Latitude Festival.
From 2004 to 2006, Hynes was a member of the band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. Hynes went on to release two solo studio albums as Lightspeed Champion and subsequently three more as Blood Orange, between 20.
I like the way a good rock band makes your body vibrate. Television I don't own a TV, I just want to be upfront with you.
I always, regardless of how good the band is, want to be standing right at the front.
These include an album written and recorded entirely in a day and an EP consisting of covers of Green Day songs.
The second Lightspeed Champion album, Life Is Sweet! Hynes retired the project to focus fully on his Blood Orange project.