Remember the name of this band, put a little post-it on your monitor with their name on, have it tattoo’d on your arm or set your in-coming text message to say ‘Teleman‘. What we have here ladies and gentleman are a group who you can tell your mates “you heard of months ago”. It’s that most impressive of pub boasts and you then go down in pub legend as the guy who discovered ‘The Killers’, the guy who knew about ‘Franz Ferdinand’ three months before everyone else or in this case the guy who brought happiness to his drinking buddies with the introduction of ‘Teleman‘.
At GIGsoup we have given ‘Teleman’ the Track of the Day accolade, and it’s fully deserved. ‘Lady Low’ offers stunning indie-pop credentials and has a ‘Kinks’ quality to it that offers a form of escapism for its 4 minutes and 8 seconds.
The band have been fortunate to already grace the likes of 6Music and XFM. They’ve toured with Suede, and the quartet will support Franz Ferdinand, Metronomy and Maximo Park at upcoming shows this Spring before they head out on their own headline tour. They are also confirmed for a string of festivals including Field Day, Green Man and Secret Garden Party.
The bands formation wasn’t without its complications. Lead singer Thom Sanders, his keyboardist brother Jonny and bassist Pete Cattermoul found themselves adrift in London when the two guitarists left their previous band. As a three-piece working with a drum machine, they found far more space and freedom in the music they could make. ”It was quite liberating, because smaller numbers have quite an interesting dynamic to them,” says Pete. Playing a few shows live with a drum machine made them feel ”tied down”, however, until one key gig at the Old Blue Last introduced them to the support act’s drummer Hiro Amamiya (”we poached him in an amicable way”).
Their debut album ‘Breakfast’. Produced by Bernard Butler, ‘Breakfast’ will be released on June 2nd through Moshi Moshi Records.
The bands upcoming tour dates are as follows…
May 3 – Live At Leeds – UK
May 9 – London Calling – Amsterdam, DE
May 11 – King Tut’s – Glasgow, UK
May 13 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
May 14 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK
May 15 – Sub89 – Reading, UK
May 16 – Fleece – Bristol, UK
May 17 – Lennon’s – Southampton, UK
May 18 – Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
May 20 – Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
May 21 – Bodega – Nottingham, UK
May 22 – Sticky Mikes Frog bar – Brighton, UK
May 23 – Esquires – Bedford, UK
Jun 7 – Field Day – London, UK
Aug 14 – Green Man Festival – Powys, UK