STEPHEN LAWRIE’S The Telescopes are old hands at this beautifully dirty, scuzzy psych-rock game – but don’t think for a second that means they’ve lost an ounce of potency, as illustrated by their forthcoming album Songs Of Love And Revolution, out at the beginning of February. You would be so wrong, so wrong.
The band that brought us such classics as “To Kill A Slow Girl Walking” way back in the day have dropped the trippy visuals for “Strange Waves”, an advance taster of the album. Have a watch and a listen, below.
“Strange Waves” takes that slow, sugar-veined blueprint that’s defined so much of their fine output, and fashions it as blissed, doped sway built from the powerchord, scrabbling lead guitars itching away at the corners of your vision, the American rock dream pounded hard and into a very British shape, languid but aroused. It’s lo-fi and loud and you can always shower later.
We’ve had our heads inside Songs Of Love And Revolution for a good while, and it doesn’t disappoint; it’s dirty and blissful and heavy-lidded and all the good things. Watch out for our review come the beginning of next month.
The Telescopes’ Songs Of Love And Revolution will be released by Tapete Records on February 5th on digital download, CD and vinyl; the first 100 copies will come on blue vinyl. You can pre-order yours direct from Tapete now, here, or from the band themselves over at Bandcamp.