Though Teleman have been a band since 2012, their history stretches back long before that. Thomas Sanders (vocals/guitar) and his brother Jonny (keyboards) have known bassist Peter Cattermoul for more than 20 years. For eight years, the three of them were the core of the beloved indie-pop band Pete and the Pirates, before changing tack and founding Teleman with Hiro Amamiya.
Teleman's debut single Cristina was released in early 2013, followed by the debut album Breakfast coming in 2014. The record was produced by Bernard Butler, best known as the first guitarist with Suede with whom Teleman toured early on.
On top of it, the band toured supporting Metronomy, Maximo Park, Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand. In 2016, they opened for Belle and Sebastian on tour.
On September 7, Teleman released their third studio album Family of Aliens. Unlike its predecessors, this album boasts a freer, more collaborative approach to writing as well as recording. Fluent with new electronic textures and sharp lyricism, it’s a solid collection of glorious pop-songs and catchy melodies.
Sanders says the group has become “like a weird family. Making this last record I realised how much we rely on each other. We have our disagreements but if we always saw eye to eye, we’d probably never create anything interesting.”
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