Video of the Day: Tellison - Freud Links the Teeth and the Heart
Tellison made one of the best guitar pop records of last year ‘The Wages Of Fear’ and are very much a treasure of the British indie rock scene, I dont think I’m only the guy who thinks that they deserve to be huge! ’Freud Links the Teeth and the Heart’ is the lovely mid-album pop ballad, which has been re-worked with extra twinkle which re-enforces it’s simple, twee romantasim. And with a quirky little video to go with it, this should be a hit!
10. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See - Full of sun soaked, guitar pop magic, the Monkey’s fourth album is packed to rafters with anthemic, riffy pop hits from start to finish. One of the year’s biggest triumph’s!
9. City And Colour - Little Hell - The man with the angelic voice returns with another beautfiul set of blues infused indie folk songs creating some of his most passionate and intimate moments to date as well as some of his sexiest and poppiest.
8. Tellison - The Wages Of Fear - Just a simply perfect indie pop record, every song is an infectiously catchy guitar pop hit! people really need to listen up to Tellison as they’re probably Britain’s best kept secret.
7. Tubelord - Romance - Reinventing themselves as indie electro wizards, the mathy-pop outfit have excelled themselves on this quirky collection of forward thinking pop songs.
6. Los Campesinos - Hello Sadness - Darling’s of the UK indie underground, Los Camp deliver their ‘breakup album’ and as a result have made their most solid album to date that is both lyrically and musically, the sound of a band at their most accomplished.
5. Lower Than Atlantis -World Record - Once a hardcore band, then a rock band with hardcore tendencies, now a straight up rock band with a punk pop attitude and an army of huge chourses and big riffs on this superb second album. The only way is up.
4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver - Steering away from the intimate acoustics of his first album, Bon Iver creator Justin Veron has inlisted an array of muscian’s to create an album that takes you on a journey of soundscapes that sound huge but intimate at the same time. An album hard to describe; marvel in it’s beauty.
3. Young Leigonaire - Crisis Works - One of the UK rock’s most talented songwriters (alt rock hero Paul Mullen) backed up by a solid rhythm section to crate an earth-shattering assault of fuzzy, riffy awesomeness!
2. Twin Atlantic - Free - Another massive sounding rock record. The Scot’s truely delivered on an album brimming with riffs, melodies, and harmonies; a fantastic start to a band that are surely going bigger and better places.
"We hope you agree with us then, when we say that ‘The Wages Of Fear’ is not only one of the best indie-pop albums to arise out of the UK scene in years, it could seriously be one of the best records of 2011. Tellison have long been regarded by the select few that have given them the time of day as one of the most underrated bands this country has to offer and with this, they have proved that irrevocably.” - Punktastic.
Very much a true statement in my eyes. This record gives me utter amounts of joy everytime I hear it. Every song is a hit and this band deserve to be HUGE! I was just compiling my favourite records of the year and this certainly is up there. Indie Rock kids, go listen to this album, you WILL love it! Promise.
I strongly recommend checking out Tellison on their current UK tour as they are simply superb live! I have had the pleasure of seeing them a few times in the past year or so and they have been spot on everytime and their sets are just crammed with feel good indie rock hits! I believe they’ll be playing mostly material from their awesome second album The Wages Of Fear, which, I think, sounds even better live than it does on record, which says alot as the record is stunning! Basically, go see Tellison live. You will love it. Promise.
Another cracking video from the ever excellent Tellison for the indie pop potential anthem Edith. Taken from their superb second album The Wages Of Fear; I recently did a top 10 albums of the year so far type of thing recently and I foolishly left out Wages, so for the record, that album is totally one of my fav’s of the year! But yeah, this song is well catchy and the video features the band as mexican westlers! RAD!
Tellison deserve to be much bigger than they are. Four years ago they released an immaculate debut called Contact! Contact! that was brimming with indie rock anthems and massive sing-a-long choruses. Since then we’ve been waiting patiently waiting for a follow up, praying that Contact! Contact! wasn’t a fluke. Good news folks, it wasn’t, as The Wages of Fear is yet another perfect collection of rock pop gems! It seems to be a bit more straight forward that their debut, which was full of quirky little samples and electronics, but this record focuses more on making even more instant and catchier pop songs; the singles we’ve had so far, Say Silence, Edith Wharton and Collarbone are already fan favourites and have been designed to buzz around your brain for days on end. I managed to catch the band live twice last year and every new song played stuck with me, and I normally find when a band play new songs, I tend to forget them shortly after their played, but with the songs on The Wages Of Fear, each song has been lovingly crafted with equals amounts of energy and spirit which is why this record is such a joy to listen to, as it is the sound of a band that clearly enjoy being in a band. If you’ve yet to hear this band, I suggest you pick up this record because it’s just a pleasure to listen to, it’s got everything really; it rocks (Horses), it soars (My Wife’s Grave Is In Paris), it twinkles (Fraud Links The Teeth To The Heart) it grooves (Tell It To Thebes), everywhere else is just one big indie rock party! Completely the worth the wait, totally worth your time, The Wages Of Fear is a triumphant return!
Key Tracks: Say Silence / Letters From Pre-Med / My Wife’s Grave Is in Paris
For more details on the band, the album and their current UK headline tour in support of the album, please check out: www.tellison.co.uk