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Teleman 'Brilliant Sanity' review

Ben Smith reveals quirkiness is the key for Teleman's super breezy second album.

Ben Smith

Date published: 10th Apr 2016

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Playing out like an album titled Brilliant Sanity should, Teleman's second record is uber-consistent from start to finish in that it's catchy, fresh-faced and as easy-listening as they come.

Buoyant pop melodies are to be found in every crevice, often textured by riffs that intermingle like clock-work and deftly placed elements like the spooky drones on 'Drop Out' or whirring sirens on 'Fall In Time' that fail to stun the album's optimism. 

Tommy Sander's kooky lyricism often zips the surface of each track; "put on, put on your favourite song " he hushes on opener 'Dusseldorf' - a head scratch predicament when mulling over the spacial ping-pop of its title track, the woozy synth-work on 'Melrose' or the spritely interface of 'Glory Hallelujah'.    

A declaration of "Tangerine, I love you" on wait for it, 'Tangerine', merely contradicts its album title, yet sums up this record as a bundle of quirky elevenses from an outfit in full blossom. 

Catch Teleman at Scarborough Fair in May - tickets available via the box below. 

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