London’s Teleman have already set a precedent for 2018 with the release of Submarine Life via label-home Moshi Moshi. Today, the foursome excitedly unveils details of their third studio album; the alluringly named Family of Aliens, set for release in early September. Armed with a freer, more collaborative approach to both writing and recording, their new 11-track album Family of Aliens, is a fluid collection of glorious pop-songs fluent with new electronic textures and united by the sharp lyricism, buoyant guitars and instantaneous melodies that are synonymous with Teleman.
“We want to keep evolving and keep discovering. This band is one long journey for us, and we never want to stop developing and finding new ways of creating music. I'm always wanting to better what we've done before. To go deeper, to find something more beautiful, more catchy, more challenging, more interesting … just more.”
It’s evident the much-loved quartet have evolved, cultivating and honing their sound as a very-welcome and anticipated proposition for 2018. Teleman will also be playing a slew of festival dates this summer including Greenman, The Great Escape and Tramlines amongst others, before embarking on a headline tour across the UK, this Autumn.
To mark the occasion, Teleman offer another insight into their flourishing electronic-inspired sound, with new single Cactus. Flaunting the harmonious marriage of their beguiling pop sensibility accompanied by pulsating electronic undertones, Cactus is anchored by an unrelenting riff that crescendos to a cacophony of thrashing guitars and unbridled synth-sounds, bound by a palpitating, monotonous drum-loop.
Depicting the familiar esoteric ideas nestled amongst lead vocalist-guitarist Tom Sanders’ abstract lyrics; the accompanying video manifests the themes of loneliness, youthful ideals and how materialism can be a pretense to mask solitude.
“[This song is] for people who spend a lot of time, money and thought on looking good but can’t actually let anyone get close to them. In youth, most preoccupations are base and wasteful - what to wear, what party to go to, who said what to whom. If you carry these on into later life you might be deeply unfulfilled” explains Sanders.
1. Family Of Aliens
3. Song For A Seagull
4. Between The Rain
5. Always Dreaming
6. Submarine Life
7. Twisted Heart
8. Somebody’s Island
9. Sea Of Wine
10. Fun Destruction