TELEMAN

Q (UK) - - Q Review - FAM­ILY OF ALIENS MOSHI MOSHI, OUT 7 SEPTEM­BER

There’s lit­tle vir­gin ter­ri­tory left for an in­die band to build some­thing new. But since 2012, Teleman have been im­pos­si­ble to mis­take for any other band. What re­mains un­bro­ken doesn’t need fix­ing: Thomas San­ders still sings like a child try­ing not to have a panic at­tack; his brother Jonny (key­boards) and Hiro Amamiya (drums) are still chan­nelling Kraftwerk. At odds with the clean lines of the mu­sic are the cir­cum­stances of its cre­ation. San­ders sought the so­lace of al­co­hol to help him over­come the sep­a­ra­tion from the mother of his child – a process de­tailed in the dev­as­tat­ing Sea Of Wine and that ur­gency per­co­lates into ev­ery song. The more ma­chine-like Teleman try to sound, the greater the temp­ta­tion to hug them. ★★★★ PETE PAPHIDES Lis­ten To: Fam­ily Of Aliens | Song For A Seag­ull | Sea Of Wine

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