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Spiraling sanity: Teleman live in Birmingham

13 April 2016, 13:59 | Written by Jessica Goodman

Celebrating the release of second record Brilliant Sanity, on Friday night (9 April) Teleman fans were out in force. Packing Birmingham's Rainbow to the rafters, the group gave their music a new lease of life.

Tour mate Oscar was first under the stage lights. With his debut album a mere month away, the excitement surrounding the musician was instantly evident. Contagious choruses performed with coy smiles had no trouble charming the audience. Chiming refrains and sunshine sentiments flooded the room. Whether it's the echoing cries of "Daffodil Days" or the zippy riffs of latest single "Sometimes" that captures your attentions, Oscar is making himself known as one of the most potent forces in indie pop. Chances are he won't be second on the bill for much longer.

Packing the room out to the rafters, Teleman demonstrated why they're such a force to be reckoned with. Thomas Sanders' vocals are every bit as smooth as on record, soaring through impressive heights to leave the attendees spinning where they stand. "23 Floors Up" twirls with a graceful majesty, whilst "Strange Combinations" bounds with an unhinged sense of revelry. Brilliant Sanity may not even be a day old at this point, but the songs from the new record are met with the same level of entrancement as the older favourites.

It's a surreal spell that Teleman cast upon their crowd. Part spiralling majesty, part plain sailing wonder, part something else entirely, the group's live show is an ethereal experience to encounter. As long as the music echoes from centre stage the world that they're creating is the only one that matters. Through synthesised melodies and intangible chimes, the Manchester band's set is a deliciously thrilling venture through the untrodden.

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