TELEMAN+ GIRL RAY
“I don’t know if other bands do this,” says Tommy Sanders, Teleman’s singer and guitarist, “but in our rehearsal room we had a white board, and for each song we’d write the chords up on the white board, write the structure out. We’ve got different colour pens and stuff. It’s very professional.”
The art of songwriting has been the driving force behind Teleman’s second album Brilliant Sanity: the process of crafting of the immaculate pop song, the dogged pursuit of the perfect hook. The result is an album that appears fastidiously and impeccably made, but also charged with joy.
Since their first album Breakfast, both the band and their songs have solidified. Now a four-piece made up of Sanders, his brother Jonny on synths, Amamiya on drums, and Pete Cattermoul on bass, the process of touring has honed them into a spectacular a live act, fleshing out those studio-forged tracks, so that by the end of the touring cycle, Sanders says, “We’d made up our minds that we wanted to record our next record in a very different way. Just us, in a room, playing together, to each other, in a very live and spontaneous way.”
Watch the video for ‘English Architecture’ below:
Plus support from GIRL RAY
Girl Ray is a North-London based trio who love Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pixies, Cate Le Bon, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Hefner, and of course ABBA, Bowie, The Beatles and Beach Boys.
Their debut single ‘Trouble’ was released in November on the Moshi Moshi Singles Club.
Watch the video for ‘Trouble’ below: