English indie pop band Teleman will play Monroes on Thursday October 18.
The group consists of Thomas Sanders, Jonny Sanders, Pete Cattermoul, and Hiro Amamiya. Cattermoul and the Sanders brothers were previously members of the indie pop band Pete and the Pirates, while Thomas Sanders has also recorded music under his solo name, Tap Tap.
Following the disbanding of Pete and the Pirates in 2012, three of the band's members started writing and recording new music under the name Teleman, adding drummer Hiro Amamiya. The band's name derived from seeing an album in a charity shop by composer Georg Philipp Telemann.
Teleman's debut single 'Cristina' was released in early 2013, with the debut album Breakfast coming in mid-2014, produced by Bernard Butler. The band toured supporting Suede, Metronomy, Maximo Park, Kaiser Chiefs, and Franz Ferdinand, and appeared in festivals including Glastonbury, Green Man, End of the Road, and Les Inrocks.
In 2014 and 2015 Teleman toured extensively in Europe and in the US while preparing to record their second album. They released the stand-alone single Strange Combinations in March 2015 and in 2016, they opened for Belle and Sebastian on tour.
Teleman's second album, Brilliant Sanity, was released in April 2016. Two singles were released from it previously, 'Fall in Time' and 'Düsseldorf'.
The band have been championed by radio presenter Marc Riley, who booked them for a session on his BBC 6 Music show as early as January 2013. Two further sessions were recorded in 2014. They also appeared on his BBC Online music show All Shook Up in 2015 and played four songs live in session on Marc Riley's show on April 6, 2016.
Their new album Family of Aliens is due for release on October 7 2018 and is available for pre-order from www.telemanmusic.com
Doors open at 9pm and tickets are €15 plus a booking fee from www.monroes.ie