OSM: Where are Teleforme from and who is in the band?
The band consists of Ryan Turner on vocals, Liam Dunne on guitar, Billy Aaron Phelps on bass and Harry Clarke on drums. We’re down in the murky depths of the Thames delta - Southend.
OSM: Your new single, ‘Tired’’, is out now. What was the general songwriting process and are there any interesting stories around the recording?
Liam had a demo with the original basis of the idea that we’d fleshed out and worked on across a couple of rehearsals. I lived with a live demo we had for a little bit, trimming some bits off and wheedling words in where I could, but once the Tired refrain came it all seemed to fall into place.
OSM: From your point of view, what is the song about, what is its message?
The song is about the constant ineptitude of the British government. The countries tired of its inherently deceitful behaviour and lack of ability to hold itself accountable - a lot of people are angry and rightly so y’know.
OSM: What challenges have you faced since launching the band?
Nothing as yet. But we’ll see - it’s mostly just minor in-camp disagreements.
OSM: What are the plans for the year ahead for Teleforme?
We’ve got a couple more singles planned for the not so distant future, alongside a gig with Longy and The Gospel Trash in a couple of weeks. It’s all systems go really and we’re all really excited about the stuff we’ve been working on.
OSM: If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?
There’s far too much to mention.
OSM: If you could share the stage with another band or performer who would it be?
Our dear friends Valium State.
OSM: Who are some of the main influences of your music?
Individually we all draw inspiration from a lot of different places, which I think helps creates the basis of our sound/the depth in sound we have. We’ve got mutual influences of course but absorbing everything is key.
OSM: What songs are on your playlist right now, which songs are you into at the moment?
Currently ‘I Melt With You’ by Modern English, ‘Lean Period’ by Orange Juice and probably ‘Many Roads to Follow’ by The Nerves are a few favourites. There’s a track called ‘Scarborough Warning’ by FEHM that I really can’t get enough of recently too.