The second bite of the apple is proving even juicier than the first. Following the sad demise of highly-rated indie-popsters Pete and the Pirates, three fifths of the band eventually reformed as Teleman. Since then, three albums have brought something that their previous incarnation mystifyingly never managed – commercial success to match the critical acclaim. This year’s Family Of Aliens sneaked (just) into the Top 40 charts, and continued that rise in fortunes.
London’s Teleman have already set the bar high with the release of three singles so far this year, ‘Submarine Life’, ‘Cactus’, and ‘Song For A Seagull’, from their widely anticipated third studio album Family of Aliens, released via label-home Moshi Moshi. The foursome flaunting their new-found harmonious marriage of beguiling pop sensibility and pulsating electronic undertones, allied to sharp lyricism, buoyant guitars and instantaneous melodies, and coated by Tom Sanders’ remarkable vocals.
Teleman arrived in 2012 with a penchant for a more electronic-inspired sound compared to their previous indie-rock incarnation Pete & The Pirates. They’ve since managed to mature this sound on a production and sonic level with each release and have achieved this feat once again with Family of Aliens.
Ahead of their Great Escape show (19th May, Paganinni Ballroom, Old Ship Hotel), London four-piece Teleman have announced details of their new album, Family of Aliens, to be released early September.
‘Cactus’ is the second track to be released from the album, following on from ‘Submarine Life’, both displaying an enhanced love affair with motorik and 80s new wave.