UK band Telegram releasing debut LP (watch the “Taffy Come Home” video), playing SXSW, NYC & other shows
by Bill Pearis
Telegram formed in London back in 2013. With Welsh singer Matt Saunders’ trilly style, the band sounds like The Undertones, if they formed in Cardiff instead of Derry, Ireland…and were produced by Eno. (Unsurprisingly there’s a little early Super Furry Animals in there too.) The band’s debut single, “Follow,” was produced by the in-demand Dan Carey and the band have toured with The Horrors, Temples, and Palma Violets.
The band are finally set to release their debut album, Operator, which was produced by onetime Test Icicles guitarist Rory Atwell, and is out March 18 via Red Eye. Their new single is the glammy rave-up “Taffy Come Home” and its video, which looks like it was made in 1981 and was directed by Douglas Hart (an original member of The Jesus & Mary Chain), premieres in this post. Watch below.
The band will be visiting the U.S. next month for SXSW and will be playing other shows as well, including NYC at Pianos on March 24 with Brad Goodall, Stephen Babcock, Luca Di Fabio, and MTT. Tickets are on sale now.
More U.S. dates are still to be announced, but all scheduled dates are listed below…
Telegram – 2016 Tour Dates
Mon 15 Feb 2016: Blitz Preston, UK
Tue 16 Feb 2016: Broadcast Glasgow, UK
Wed 17 Feb 2016: The Adelphi / New Adelphi Hull, UK
Thu 18 Feb 2016: The Basement York, UK
Fri 19 Feb 2016: Ku-bar Stockton-on-tees, UK
Sat 20 Feb 2016: Think Tank? Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Tue 23 Feb 2016: The Harley Hotel & Bar Sheffield, UK
Thu 25 Feb 2016: The Hope & Ruin Brighton, UK
Sat 27 Feb 2016: Start The Bus Bristol, UK
Sun 28 Feb 2016: Mangos Bar & Club Falmouth, UK
Mon 29 Feb 2016: The Portland Arms Cambridge, UK
Tue 01 Mar 2016: Waterfront Studio Norwich, UK
Thu 03 Mar 2016: Moth Club London, UK
Wed 16 – Sat 19 Mar 2016: SXSW Austin, TX
Thu 24 Mar 2016: Pianos New York, NY, US