TV SMITH’s new EP “Dangerous Playground,” comprises four new songs specially written for the play “Der Kalte Kuss von warmem Bier” (the cold kiss of warm beer) by German playwright Dirk Laucke, which will premiere in the Stadttheater in Trier on May 5th. The play concerns two men - a former East German border guard and a soldier returning from Afghanistan - who escape from a clinic where they are being treated for alcohol addiction and meet in a run-down rock’n’roll bar. After trying to defend the bar’s owner from her aggressive boyfriend, the situation spirals into violence as the characters’ past comes back to haunt them...TV was invited by the director Ingrid Muller-Farney to write four songs for the play, and also to appear in it in specially shot video clips which will be integrated into the story on stage. The songs address and develop the themes in the play . “DER STACHELDRAHTMANN” is TV’s second-ever German language song concerns the bad conscience of the former border guard Maik, which appears to him as a ghost that only he can see: der Stacheldrahtmann, “the barbed-wire man.” “THE ROCK’N’ROLL” is a song for the broken dreams of unification, embodied in the rock’n’roll bar run by the character Elaine. “THE DRINK” focuses on the subject that brings all the characters in the play together but also drives them apart with horrific consequences, whilst “DANGEROUS PLAYGROUND” is a song for the character Richard, recently returned from duty in Afghanistan. What made him go to war in the first place? Can life ever be the same when he comes home? Can he ever really come home? This four track CDEP is strictly limited to a one off pressing of 1000 copies.