TELE­MAN

UNCUT - - New Al­bums - PETER WATTS

Fam­ily Of Aliens MOSHI MOSHI 7/10 Lon­don four-piece’s syn­th­pop odyssey cel­e­brates es­cape

Fam­ily Of Aliens, Tele­man’s third al­bum, is all about es­cape: into space, un­der the sea, into obliv­ion and in­side your own head. It’s all done with a wry, mat­ter-of-fact wit rather than self-pity­ing sad­ness, and the spirit and sound of Pulp hang over much of the al­bum, par­tic­u­larly tracks like the bouncy “Be­tween The Rain” and the su­perb pop-punk “Fun De­struc­tion”. The band work within a syn­th­pop set­ting but suc­cess­fully branch out to glam on “Twisted heart”, while a high­light is the krautrock-y “Cac­tus”, which main­tains a repet­i­tive riff amid some of the band’s most waspish lyrics.

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