08 October 2013
TELEGRAM - "FOLLOW" (PSYCH-ROCK, UK)
Few bands manage to make a significant impact before an instrument or note is even played at a live show, but for all the difficulties in fostering positive nattering amongst music lovers and journalists alike, Telegram have done precisely that. After sending a drunken iPhone recording to Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs whilst the aforementioned was live on Marc Riley's BBC 6 Music show, the presenter offered them a recording session in Manchester. Things have gone astronomical from there on in. Between the fashionable extroversion and suave façade of this London band, there lies a fascinating approach to making music that meticulously ties together the sinuous works of motorik-laden structures with psych-rock fluidity. "Follow" perfectly demonstrates such qualities and immerses the band in a delightfully noxious TOY meets Temples mix. Telegram convey a well synchronised musical understanding where guitars are funnelled into a distorted outpouring and vocals appear hollowed and scantily dispersed over raging instrumental anarchy. The choruses are hazy, narcotically stained explorations into the band's capabilities fuelled by a hushed artistic egotism that permeates through distorted Kraut-centric layouts, sequinned pop-rock and vicious post-punk guitar ensembles. A calamitous saturation of sounds that shouldn't work on paper, but in fact, it really does. Telegram lead where others should most definitely follow.
Check out the fantastic VHS-style video for "Follow" below then literally follow, share, retweet as you please. Keep an eye out for tickets to their up-and-coming show at Brighton's Komedia later this month too.
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