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Wednesday, March 16
10:00PM - 10:40PM
69 Rainey St
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Formed in London, Telegram first collided with our consciousness in 2013. They had formed almost spontaneously. Matt Saunders (vocals, guitar), Oli Paget-Moon (bass) and Matt Wood (lead guitar), were repeatedly drifting together in kitchens, living rooms and makeshift studios. With whichever party it was reaching a certain depth and pressure, they decided to cut against the drift and commit their shared time to history in musical form. Wunderkind drummer Jordan Cook was recruited and, with a blistering run of shows, the band became extraordinarily tight. Moreover, they were made sensitive to the subtleties and extravagances of good performance.
‘Operator’ – out February 5th (Gram Gram) – is a series of frenzied meditations on Time and Speed, steeped in the sensitivity and strangeness of Kurt Vonnegut and approached through the erstwhile themes of love and intoxication. Utterly fried on Eno and Bolan, they’re also kicking a corpus of guitar music back to life. SXSW be warned.