Why You Need To See Telepathy At Rebellion This Saturday
On 1st April Telepathy are brining their abominably entertaining tempest to Rebellion, Manchester. It’s just over a year since the Colchester quartet first brought their intricately designed, ferociously performed instrumental music to our city at the Manchester Rocks Progathon. Their often lucid, often barbaric and dislocated soundsccapes are a fresh take on the post-metal extravagance of Isis and Neurosis merged with the slow, impenetrable bludgeoning sludge of the genre’s finest. They were beyond captivating then, and arguably even better at the NOIZ Weekender in October. Expect no less this time from a band we previously described as sounding “like gravity itself, dragging you to the ground with an astonishing lack of mercy,”
Kicking off their tour here in Manchester, they are supporting a stunning new album in Tempest. Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Opeth and Paradise Lost), they sound a different beast entirely here, their ideas more expansive and oozing with a class and clarity. It adds an extra edge to their performance.
Says guitarist Richard Powley: “Telepathy are beyond stoked to start the Tempest release tour in one of our favourite cities, Manchester. The acclaim that has met our new album has been incredible so far, and we can't to bring this new material to the Rebellion stage. See you there!”
But that’s not all. In Zaum, they have some intriguing tour mates. The experimental doom duo blend sluggish but soaring riffs with Middle Eastern tonalities and a deep spirituality. It’s meditative and meandering and it sounds like the birth of an epiphany.