After a brief hiatus in 2018, experimental dream-pop duo Telephone Explosions return with a new full-length album for 2019. It will be available to stream/download on all platforms on April 23, as well as on CD via Bandcamp. The duo finished writing and recording after the birth of their second child in 2018, and it was co-produced in Audioland Studios with Anthony Gibney, and mastered by Hayley Connolly at Masterlabs.
Wide-ranging influences can be heard throughout the album, with vintage drum machines and synthetic chimes sitting comfortably alongside ambient field recordings and hints of Irish traditional. The self-released debut draws on themes of hidden transmissions, unsolved mysteries, new life and waking the dead: “Writing about people like Elisa Lam and Lyle Stevik inspired us to capture the wider human experience - the microcosms of despair, the joy, the fear and confusion that we have all felt”.
The album launch takes place at the Teacher's Club, Parnell Square on Thursday April 18 at 1900. Free in.