The demise at the end of last year of indie stalwarts Pete & The Pirates was greeted with particular dismay by the youngest family sprat who had long been an admirer of their catchy, infectious tunes.
However, solace may be at hand with Teleman who have risen phoenix like from the ashes, featuring three ex-Pirates and taking the best that their previous band had to offer and melding it with influences from the 60s and 70s through to the present day – The Velvet Underground to Kraftwerk to Django Django.
They have released two singles to date on the Moshi Moshi label and both are indie-earworms of the very best kind. Following the stir they caused with debut Cristina, latest single Steam Train Girl (out July 1st) is a particular gem, riding along on the back of driven guitars and a jaunty, pulsating rhythm that cannot fail to bring a smile to your face. Youngest sprat will be delighted!
And here’s the video: