We have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner for The Telescopes at the Workman’s Club on Thursday the 13th of November. To be in with a chance of winning, just email your name and day time telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of the Telescopes first album (the answer is below!). Make sure you put The Telescopes in the subject line of the email. Closing date for entries is Tuesday Nov 11th at 1pm. Tickets are non-transferable and you must be over 18 to enter.
Dolittle presents The Telescopes + The Vincent(s) – Workman’s Club – 13 – Nov – 2014
Founded in 1987 by Stephen Lawrie, The Telescopes have been mining a unique anti-myopian seam of highly influential experimental, drone, noise, dream & psych for over 20 years.
Their first record was a split flex-disc with Loop on the Cheree label. After a further two critically acclaimed singles for the label, they moved to What Goes On records, where they released two more EPs and their debut album Taste. All of which found their way to the top of the UK independent charts.
After a 6 year hiatus in 1994, following their 2nd album, the group resumed in the year 2000 with a revolving line up. A stream of releases followed on labels such as Double Agent (USA), Trensmat (Ireland), Antenna (England), Static Charge (England), Mind Expansion (USA), Textile Records (France) and Hungry Audio (England); with most physical copies selling out before being released.
In 2011 they were invited by Portishead to play at the first ever ATP festival at Alexandre Palace in London. The following year The Black Angels / Reverberation Appreciation Society invited them to Austin Psych Fest 2012.
2013-14 saw their 7th release, HARM, on Seattle based label Neon Sigh. Recorded entirely in one take, with members of LSD & The Search For God and The Brian Jonestown Massacre at Bedrock Studios, Los Angeles. As Drowned In Sound review explained it, “a visceral exercise in harshly constructed noise.” The group just finished a world tour covering Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, UK and the USA.
The future sees a new single scheduled for release on Fuzz Club Records, followed by a single on The Dream Machine label and a split record with Deadly Cradle Deathfrom China. The next album of new material, recorded in both Berlin at The Brian Jonestown Massacre studio and Leeds with Spectrum co-founder Richard Formby, is also due soon.