Telegram Release Debut Album
Additional New York Dates Announced
“Part glam, part punk, part reckless romantics.” – NME
“★★★★– A dynamic, characterful Brit-rock band, with a Swansea accent and a love for Brian Eno’s mid-‘70s glam-pop material.” – Q Magazine
The eagerly awaited debut from UK’s Telegram, Operator, is released today via Red Eye.To celebrate the release, single “Follow” has been made available for download. The album is a series of frenzied meditations on Time and Speed, steeped in the sensitivity and strangeness of Kurt Vonnegut and approached through the erstwhile themes of love and intoxication. Melding post industrialist kraut rock with garage rock and the best bits of Eno and Bolan, the record offers twelve luminescent tracks, rooted in solid grooves but anti-gravitational in your mind’s eye.
Following the band’s first SXSW run, Telegram will be taking their captivating live performance to New York City with four shows next week. The four-piece bring their new album to the stage with intoxicating intensity and a sense of controlled chaos. Matt Saunders (vocals, guitar), Oli Paget-Moon (bass) and Matt Wood (lead guitar) formed the band almost spontaneously in 2013. Wunderkind drummer Jordan Cook was recruited and, with a blistering run of shows, the band became extraordinarily tight. Moreover, they were made sensitive to the subtleties and extravagances of a good performance. Once the album was recorded, Pip Stakem took over lead guitar and the band embarked on their whirlwind global tour. Check out the album and be sure to catch the band at one of their New York shows next week.
3/21 – New York, NY at Mercury Lounge
3/23 – Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right
3/24 – New York, NY at Pianos
3/25 – Brooklyn, NY at Shea Stadium
1. Rule Number One
4. Godiva’s Here
6. Under The Night Time
7. Taffy Come Home
10. We’ve Got A Friend (Who Knows)
11. Have It Your Way