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Flirting with motorik, psych and glam-rock influences, Telegram like to defy.


: Telegram
Based: London
Listen: ‘Follow
Similar to: Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs

Back In April, Telegram were barely a band with anything on offer, other than footage of a performance at a London vintage shop and a kind word from The Horrors.

A month later, they were in the company of a fraternity that included Charlie Boyer and TOY, performing packed out gigs in East London with Weirds, and landing a coveted Marc Riley session on 6 music. Still, it seemed like the buzz surrounding Telegram was exclusive only to the capital - playing gigs before releasing your first single and generating this amount of exposure is an approach unfamiliar in the digital age.

Debut single ‘Follow’ is the sound of Telegram fully arriving. Abundant with energy, it’s a careering and propelling debut, not shy of flirting with motorik, psych and glam-rock influences. It hurtles at whirlwind speed, with Matt Saunders producing an urgency and rawness that dodges the impression their moniker would suggest. Clad in all black and arriving in a video that appears as old as the VHS tracking title, you could forgive the cynics for pointing out the familiarity.

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