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Final tickets for Teleman’s Birmingham show

February 22, 2017 in News

“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.”

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Teleman play Mama Roux’s Birmingham on Thurs 23rd February 2017, with support from Girl Ray. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘English Architecture’ below:

Teleman to play The Rainbow Birmingham

December 11, 2015 in News

Teleman are pleased to unveil the first cut from their forthcoming second album, due Spring 2016. Produced by Dan Carey (Bat for Lashes, Kate Tempest, Nick Mulvey), the track follows on from the stand-alone ‘Strange Combinations’ single earlier this year – also produced by Dan Carey. Teleman returned to Carey’s studio to start laying down new album tracks and saw the relationship blossom further as Carey took on full production duties for the upcoming second album.

The quartet’s acclaimed debut album Breakfast (produced by Bernard Butler) was released in the summer of 2014, since then, Teleman have supported the likes of Blur, Suede and Metronomy as well as becoming a firm favourite of 6Music (they played the radio station’s second festival earlier this year).

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Watch the video for ‘Fall In Time’ below:

Teleman play Hare & Hounds Birmingham tonight!

October 21, 2014 in News

Following a remarkable Birmingham show back in May, we’re delighted to be welcoming Teleman back to the Hare & Hounds on Tues 21st October.

The group are rapidly growing in stature since the release of debut album Breakfast on via Moshi Moshi back in June, with heavy radio support and a number of 6Music live sessions for Marc Riley, plus supports with the likes of Suede, Franz Ferdinand, and Metronomy.

The album, produced by Bernard Butler, has variety in abundance, from the pared-back ‘Cristina’ and the modernist proposition of ‘Steam Train Girl’, to the sax-drenched ‘Lady Low’.

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Watch the video for ‘Skeleton Dance’ below:

Birmingham Weekly Gig Roundup 12th – 18th May

May 14, 2014 in News

What a week! We roundup the next seven days worth of gigs – from synth pop to indie folk to anthemic tracks which will stick in your head long after the week is over, take a look at what we have to offer and ignore the post bank holiday blues!


We Were Evergeen @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

On Tuesday, London synth-pop trio We Were Evergreen stop by Hare & Hounds as part of their latest UK headline tour. Having previous support slots with the likes of London Grammar and Little Dragon, We Were Evergreen produce an exciting amalgamation of beats and rhythms from across the world, warm vocals and electronic-pop melodies. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Daughters’ below:


Teleman + Gentlemen + Babe @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Hare & Hounds will play host to one of BBC 6 Music favourite four-pieces, Teleman. Having the unique comparison of Pet Shop Boys meets The Velvet Underground, the boys’ debut album Breakfast is set for release on June 2nd, which will feature popular tracks ‘Cristina’, ’23 Floors Up’ and new release ‘Lady Low’. They will be supported by fellow Moshi Moshi pals Gentleman and Babe, grab your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Steam Train Girl’ below:


Augustines + Empire Divide @ The Institute

We have a busy Friday this week, the first to kick things off being the mighty Augustines who are playing at The Institute as part of their ‘Walkabout Tour’. They will be sure to play a host of tracks from new self-titled album recorded with co-producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened RabbitInterpol) at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, as well as hits from their much loved Rise Ye Sunken Ships LP.  With support from London based Empire Divide, pick up your tickets for mere £10 here.

Watch the video for ‘Nothing To Lose But Your Head’ below:


Lotte Mullan + Robert Lane @ The Glee Club

Our second offering takes the shape of the lovely Lotte Mullan performing at The Glee Club. Following support slots with the likes of Scott MatthewsNewton Faulker and Albert Hammond, plus a triumphant headline tour last year, Lotte will be showcasing her new album produced in Nashville with Band of Horses. With comparisons to Laura Marling and music featured in a Ridley Scott Productions short film, stop by The Glee Club for a night of indie infused folk pop. Support comes from Robert Lane, tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Valentine Song’ below:


Beaty Heart + Deaf Inspector + Mutes @ Hare & Hounds

Last but not least on Friday will be Peckham trio Beaty Heart who are performing at Hare & Hounds. Having been championed by Radio 1’s Huw StephensPhil Taggart & Alice LavineRob Da Bank,  6Music’s Radcliff & MaconieXFM and Amazing Radio and fresh from their support slot with Jungle, we are delighted to welcome the three-piece to Birmingham. With support from Deaf Inspector and Mutes be sure to get your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Slush Puppy’ below:


Black Market Empire + New Bays @ Alfie Birds, Custard Factory

A bittersweet night as we see Black Market Empire perform their last ever gig for our first ever show at brand new venue Alfie Birds at The Custard Factory. Having been compared to everyone from The Kinks and The BeatlesThe Buzzcocks and The Clash,The StrokesThe LibertinesPulp and Suede and having played with the likes of The Temper TrapBombay Bicycle ClubViva BrotherThe BluetonesNine Black Alps, Black Market Empire have sadly decided to call it a day. With support from New Bays, tickets are £5 on the door, more info here

Watch the video for ‘Sally Anne’ below:


Courtney Barnett + Honeyblood @ Hare & Hounds

Melbourne based Courtney Barnett will be playing for us at Hare & Hounds to top off our week. Described as a remarkable hybrid of Kimya Dawson and Kurt Cobain, Courtney played knockout performance at Coachella and has recently announced a forthcoming slot at Glastonbury. Courtney will be supported by Glaswegian two piece Honeyblood, final few tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Avant Gardener’ below:


French For Rabbits + Chris Bicknell @ The Yardbird

Alternatively, if you’re city centre bound, why not round off your week at the Sunday Social at The Yardbird where haunting dream folk duo French For Rabbits and singer/songwriter Chris Bicknell are playing. Entry to this event is free, find out all you know here.

Watch the video for ‘Goat’ below:

Teleman to play Hare & Hounds Birmingham

May 12, 2014 in News

Teleman are a four-piece comprising Hiro Amamiya, Peter Cattermoul and brothers Tom and Jonny Sanders. They formed off the back of a handful of demos that Tommy had made at home and quickly caught the ear of producer Bernard Butler as well as cult-indie label Moshi Moshi Records. The fruits of this collaboration took the form a single ‘Cristina’ / ‘In Your Fur’ released in January on Moshi Moshi to cross-the-board critical acclaim.

A BBC6 Music playlist and a handful of sold-out London shows lead to festival bookings at most of the key UK festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and End Of The Road. Their sound has been described as Robert Wyatt meets the Pet Shop Boys meets The Velvet Underground. A confusing reference maybe, but one which probably reflects the uniqueness of their sound.

Teleman’s debut album Breakfast is due for release on 2nd June 2014 via Moshi Moshi Records. Pre-order here.

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Watch the video for ’23 Floors Up’ below: