Release Date: Feb 12, 2016
Record label: Gramgram
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Telegram look like a band who’ve travelled through a time tunnel to be here. Attired like they’ve just walked into a vintage shop and undressed the mannequins in the window display, and with hair that instantly makes Black Sabbath spring to mind, aesthetically they’re as retro as their name ought to suggest. On their debut LP, they prove they have the sound to match, as they amalgamate elements of krautrock, proto-punk, glam and psych – and triumph in doing so.
Head here to submit your own review of this album. I must confess, I hadn't thought about Telegram in a long time. The first time I heard about them must have been in 2013, when they released their first offering 'Follow' and a seemingly unexplainable hype for all things psych made the press label them accordingly - although their sound was notably nearer Glam or kraut, something eventually underlined by their version of Brian Eno's 'Needle in the Camel's Eye' (the opening track from the ex-Roxy Music debut LP Here Come the Warm Jets).
If last month was teeming with a strong assortment of bouncy electro pop, then this one was chock-full of indie rock releases. Carl wasn't too impressed with most of these month's rock-oriented offerings, including Wolfmother's brazen return, while Juan was somewhat disappointed with those that ….