Telegram were formed in Wales, and consist of four members. Matt Saunders, Matt Wood, Oli Paget-Moon and Jordan Cook. Their debut single Follow was released in 2012/13 (???) and since then, it's been non-stop touring. Support slots galore, with bands like Palma Violets, The Horrors and most recently, The Wytches, nabbing them as their opening act. The glam tinged rockers draw on a cacophony of influences to create their mind-numbingly unique sound. With a strong case of skinny leg syndrome, this band's image catches up with their music, and you've probably not seen a cooler band for a long time. Having seen them live, and having had the chance to actually sit and chat with them, they are the most geniune, humble guys who deserve every scrap of success thrown at them. The last time we met them, we begged them to release a debut album, or even an EP, just so the world can start seeing this incredible plethora of indie/psych krautrock they have just waiting to be heard.
The debut single Follow is not the only song to come from the genius musical minds that lurk beneath skinny jeans and great hair. Rule Number One and newest addition Regatta are their three singles on display to the world. However, if you have been lucky enough to see them live, then you would have heard a taste of what's to come when the album/EP is finally dropped. Songs like It Ain't Easy, 'Ave It and Folly are no exception to the fantastic Telegram sound. Just because they haven't been released anywhere, doesn't mean they aren't there, waiting, ready to take over the indie community.
Their popularity is already growing amongst the indie community (mostly on twitter I might add) and here's what they had to say about Telegram.
"They make totally original music and they're the loveliest guys (and they're gorgeous)"
"they make totally rad tunes and are one of the best new bands out there"
"their music is probably the best new music around and they're all very talented musicians as well as lovely people"
I honestly can't recommend this band enough. The talent in this gorgeous foursome is bursting at the seams, and I for one cannot wait for the chance to see them again. I wish them all the luck in the world, and hope that sooner rather than later, the debut album/EP gets out, and shows the world just how phenomenal they are.
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