The Telescopes will release new album ‘Growing Eyes Becoming String’ on February 9th.
The new album is the band’s sixteenth studio LP, and it was almost lost to the digital ether. The Bristol noise rock pioneers laid down the material for the album in two sessions – one over a harsh Berlin winter in the Brian Jonestown Massacre studio with Fabien Leseure, and a second back in Leeds with early Telescopes producer Richard Formby.
Tragically, a hard drive crash meant those sessions were presumed lost – until leader Stephen Lawrie recovered the files during the long days of lockdown.
Looking back on the session in Berlin he comments: “The objective with both sessions was to go in blind and be entirely in the moment. There were no preconceived ideas, everything was written as it went along. Much like our drive to Berlin, through an intense blizzard with almost zero visibility, we were relying on the heightened instinct of being entirely in the now.”
Now completed, ‘Growing Eyes Becoming String’ will emerge early next year. Due to be released on February 9th via Fuzz Club Records, you can order the record online now.
New song ‘What You Love’ is out now – billowing, free-form guitar noise, it blends together layers of melody while still evacuating the industrial depths of midwinter Berlin.
Stephen Lawrie says of the track…
“This is a manifesto of The Telescopes. Love what you love. It features members of One Unique Signal and The Telescopes’ original producer and Mercury Prize nominee Richard Formby (Spectrum/ The Jazz Butcher) on EDP Wasp synthesiser. The video is made up of footage taken by the band when we first began recording the album in a cold, snowy Berlin back in 2013.”
Tune in now.
- Vanishing Lines
- (In The) Hidden Fields
- Dead Head Lights
- We Carry Along
- Get Out Of Me
- What You Love
- There Is No Shore