Teleman – Brilliant Sanity

Somewhat ironically the 2nd album from the London indie quartet was released
the same week twitter amused itself with the hashtag #IndieAmnesty, a reaction to a brilliant, if damning article on the sad state of affairs that was the early 2000’s guitar-band goldrush and subsequent decline into ‘landfill indie’ . But ‘Brilliant Sanity’ stands as a shining beacon that ‘indie’ need not be a swear-word if done with this degree of wit and flair. Honing their song-writing craft as the majority of indie-pop also-rans Pete & The Pirates, the band have engineered a winning take on Krautrock-infused indie-pop that benefits from propulsive, driving rhythms and relentlessly catchy, sit-up
straight angular melodies that Sparks would be proud of, all topped off with Tommy Sanders incessant yet breezy lead vocals.
Much like contemporaries Django Django and Metronomy, Teleman use repetition and minimalist groove to lift their songs into impressive places, building from simple origins and then adding numerous smart flourishes into the mix. The result is an album that reaches euphoric highs throughout while maintaining a deft lightness of touch.


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