by Bill Pearis


UK group Pete & the Pirates quietly dissolved a couple years ago with three of the members, including frontman Thomas Sanders, regrouping as Teleman. The new group is not fundamentally different than P&tP, with Sanders' sharp, tuneful songwriting still at the fore, though Teleman put keyboards up front a little more. After a couple singles, Teleman are set to release Breakfast, their debut album (produced by Bernard Butler), on June 3 via Moshi Moshi. (Pre-order it.) We've got the premiere of the band's new video, "I'm Not In Control," and you can watch it below.

No word on North American live shows for Teleman yet, though let's hope that changes soon. (Pete & the Pirates were one of my favorite live bands of the last five years.) They do have a UK tour coming up and those dates are listed, along with the album art and tracklist, the new video and a few other videos and streams, below...


Teleman - "I'm Not In Control"

Teleman - 23 Floors Up

Teleman LP

Teleman - Breakfast tracklist:
1. Christina
2. In Your Fur
3. Steam Train Girl
4. 23 Floors Up
5. Monday Morning
6. Skeleton Dance
7. Mainline
8. Lady Low
9. Redhead Saturday
10. Travel Song

TELEMAN - 2014 Tour Dates
TUE 13 MAY - The Deaf Institute Manchester, UK
WED 14 MAY - Hare & Hounds Birmingham, UK
THU 15 MAY - Sub89 Reading, UK
FRI 16 MAY - The Fleece Bristol, UK
SAT 17 MAY - Lennon's Southampton, UK
SUN 18 MAY - The Portland Arms Cambridge, UK
TUE 20 MAY - Islington Assembly Hall London, UK
WED 21 MAY - The Bodega Social Club Nottingham, UK
THU 22 MAY - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, UK
FRI 23 MAY - Esquires Bedford Bedford, UK
MON 2 JUNE - Rough Trade East London, UK
SAT 7 JUNE - SUN 8 JUNE - Field Day 2014 London, UK
THU 12 JUNE - La Flèche d'Or Paris, France
THU 24 JULY - SUN 27 JULY - Secret Garden Party 2014 Huntingdon, UK
FRI 25 JULY - SUN 27 JULY - Deer Shed Festival 2014 North Yorkshire, UK
THU 7 AUGUST - SUN 10 AUGUST - Wilderness Festival 2014 Charlbury, UK
THU 14 AUGUST - SUN 17 AUGUST - Green Man Festival 2014 Powys, UK

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