Teleman are a 4-piece comprising Hiro Amamiya, Peter Cattermoul and brothers Tom and Jonny Sanders. They formed off the back of a handful of demos that Tommy had made at home and quickly caught the ear of producer Bernard Butler as well as cult-indie label Moshi Moshi Records. The fruits of this collaboration became debut album Breakfast released in June 2014 on Moshi Moshi to cross-the-board critical acclaim. A summer of UK festivals appearances followed including Glastonbury, Latitude and End Of The Road and then a triumphant sold-out headline show at Heaven in London. Their sound has been described as Robert Wyatt meets the Pet Shop Boys meets The Velvet Underground. Some hear Kraftwerk and others Blur.
Confusing references maybe, but ones that probably reflect the uniqueness of their sound. What most people agree on is the wonderful English story-telling nature of Tom’s lyrics reminiscent of the great Ray Davies. Having spent much of 2014 on the road touring with the likes of Metronomy, Franz Ferdinand and Conan Mockasin the band are now back in the studio working on their follow up album. In the meantime one-off single Strange Combinations was recorded in one-day with Dan Carey and released on his own Speedy Wunderground label in April 2015.