[song] Teleman – Good Time / Hard Time

With their new album Good Time / Hard Time arriving on April 7 on Moshi Moshi Records, UK trio Teleman is giving us another taster of what to expect — a slice of brilliant and groovy indie pop in the form of a new self-titled single. It follows the previously released songs “Short Life” and “Easy Now I’ve Got You”.

Elaborating on the track, the band says: “It’s a retrospective look at something that you can only achieve once you’ve passed through the storm. ‘Dark clouds gathered round but I grew so tall my head came out, now trouble seems far away’. Sometimes relationships are like addictions – they are compulsive and we get tangled up in them and keep doing it even though we know they are harmful. But the chorus is actually a celebration of the experience because it’s best to remember the good times”.

Stream below and pre-order the record here.

[song] Teleman – Easy Now I’ve Got You

Having teased us already with the lead single “Short Life”, English trio Teleman shares another cut “Easy Now I’ve Got You” from their upcoming new LP (first one in 5 years). It is a big and atmospheric indie pop number that carries in it everything that we like about this group.

Singer and guitarist Thomas Sanders explains the meaning behind the track: ““Easy Now I’ve Got You” deals with the theme of building a safe and comfortable life alone, but realising that it’s ultimately unfulfilling because you have to put your neck on the line and risk being hurt in order to experience meaningful relationships. I think the whole meaning of life is making and nurturing connections”.

Good Time / Hard Time will be out April 7 through Moshi Moshi Records. The band also announced a slew of UK dates for next year. Get early access to tickets by pre-ordering the album on their website.

Listen to the single below.

[video] Teleman – Short Life

England’s Teleman will release a new album, Good Time / Hard Time, on April 7 through Moshi Moshi Records.

Along with an announcement the now three-piece (Jonny Sanders departed earlier to focus on his film and design work) also shared the music video for one of the tracks, an anthemic “Short Life”. It follows Tom Sanders of the band on a beautiful October afternoon, driving out into the Essex countryside armed with an action cam.

Watch it below and pre-order the record here.

[song] Albertine Sarges – Deep Well (feat. Kat Frankie)

With her new EP Family of Things arriving on November 25 via Moshi Moshi Records, Berlin-based artist Albertine Sarges is giving us the first taster of what to expect — a beautiful, cosmic and soulful new single “Deep Well”, which features singer Kat Frankie.

Elaborating on the track, Albertine says: “This is the slowest and also the longest song I ever put out. I guess the message is: radical deceleration and contemplation. The lyrics are about meditation. The zen concept of emptiness refers to how we perceive things around us: The goal is to have a clear view: Nothing added, nothing taken away from the raw data of physical events around you. But emptiness is like a snake, you have to make sure to pick it up from the right side, or else it might bite you = You might lose yourself in ignorance and inner stiffness”.

Stream below and pre-order the record here.

[album] Blood Wizard – Imaginary House

The new EP from Blood Wizard is truly fantastic. Cai Burns, an artist behind the moniker, enlarges the scope of his sound, boosting it with avant-garde elements and keeping the essence of his ability to build stories within every song.

The mini-album is equally innovative and accessible, it floats neatly and never gets boring. The artist managed to do the truly impossible thing — components of psychedelic pop, post-punk, folk and indie rock are very organically combined here. And at the same time, all the songs are seasoned and decorated with a layer of art pop elements, one-of-a-kind storytelling and successful experiments.

Add to this all also an original stage image, creative visual elements (check out the music videos for “The Slip” and “Imaginary House”) and we get one of the coolest musical projects of our time.

Check it out below and buy the EP here.