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See they're on the road again. Anyone seen them recently? What material do they play?
They were AWESOME. Massive guitars, crazy shoegazey feedback.
Intense Frontman. shoving the mic in the monitors and stuff like that. Go see.
is what I wanted to hear
(Taste. The album. That's what it was called.)
I'll be going along if they come to town again. :)
Me and my friend went to see them last year at a gig in Hoxton. Neither of us were super fans but we're both into shoegaze, and had enjoyed one of their albums (a more melodic one).
We get to the third act and an older looking guy comes on stage with younger backing band. Neither of us know what he looks like, but I suspect that it's the frontman. Proceeds to play a very noisy, abrasive set. My friend looks confused.
The set ends and my friend is wondering what happened to The Telescopes. Asks an old muso guy when were the Telescopes meant to play. Guy gives him a withering look and says they just did.
Singer is backed by a bunch of young guys.
They're a band themselves, & supported THE TELESCOPES when i saw them!
Then came back on.
Still quite enjoyed the set...in a way.
...just noticed below that he's backed by One Unique Signal - when I saw them I think the backing band was 93millionmilesfromthesun.
Anway, I thought it was gash. Altho maybe I was expecting too much (tunes for example).
at Industry (now Queen Of Hoxton).
The backing band that night were 93millionmilesfromthesun.
It was f*cking incredible.
Never been the same since with One Unique Signal for Me.
never heard them before, young band went on stage played a pretty ok set, came back out with a singer, and played a much better set.
i was never confused though
the singer did one particular bit of microphone feedback that made my ears ring for days afterwards
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The current Telescopes line-up is Stephen Lawrie backed by One Unique Signal, who are also worth checking out in their own right, and the current set is mainly comprised of 'Taste' era material and a few singles from the same period such as 'To Kill A Slow Girl Walking' and 'Precious Little'.
But not exactly suprising as it was shit.
I think both the self titled 2nd album and 'Third Wave' were excellent, and the singles off 'The Telescopes' like Flying and Celeste are among the best work they ever did.
but certainly lacking something compared to the visceral stuff on Taste. I can still listen to Taste but don't think I could ever listen to Celeste again.
this thread made me stick 'Taste' on for the first time in ages. What a cracker of an LP
I saw them at the Powerhaus in London in 89 and they were fab. I saw him with a local (pretty good) backing band in Bristol a couple of years ago and it was OK at best. He's a bit of a knob really.
but they were one of the hightlights at Ill Be Your Mirror