Teleman and Guests

05 November
UK indie pop band Teleman are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at The Limelight 2. The band is touring the release of their new album, 'Brilliant Sanity' which was released April 2016.

Tickets on sale Wednesday May 18 at 9am from

The art of song-writing has been the driving force behind Teleman's second album Brilliant Sanity: the process of crafting of the immaculate pop song, the dogged pursuit of the perfect hook. The result is an album that appears fastidiously and impeccably made, but also charged with joy.

The music comes first. A melody that hit him one day while walking to the pub with Hiro, for instance, soon evolved into the unabashed pop track Dusseldorf. The lyrics came later — at first a stream of nonsense-words and gobbledegook, and then lines from a notebook Sanders had taken on a tour of Germany.

You can see this preoccupation with strong imagery throughout Brilliant Sanity — in the deftness of its song titles — Tangerine, for instance, or Canvas Shoe, in its recurrent references to devilry and fire, and in its most lingering lines — a reference to a 'Chinese burn' in Glory Hallelujah, for instance, or in the declaration 'Every time I'm alone with you, the air gets heavy and drips like glue' of first single, Fall in Time.

But there were other influences, too, that perhaps brought more tones and textures to the album. Sanders talks of their time in the studio, of their collective obsession with the Vietnamese restaurant across the street, of how they would set the mood for recording each song using a series of coloured lights, and of how, in breaks from recording the band would go out on the roof and gaze at the moon through Carey's telescope, "It had," he says, "a very calming and settling influence."

Doors open: 7pm
18+ Only
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£12.50 + Booking Fee

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