Riverside, Newcastle

24th February 2017

Teleman never disappoint, their infectious excitement and boundless energy never fails to enthuse and tonight they’re on top form.

fter an exceptional 2016 Teleman have once again hit the road, with Brilliant Sanity being one of our favourite albums of last year the bands spritely pop infused tracks are set to perk up any crowd. Tonight though we arrive just in time to see the latter part of Girl Ray’s set, they provide a gentle start to the evening. Their laidback tracks don’t set pulses racing but they’re different to current crop of landfill indie.

Latest single Stupid Things closes out their set and it’s a more upbeat affair, and leaves the crowd ready for Teleman. Tonight they are in fine form as they take to the stage and are greeted by an excited crowd. Opening up with the bouncy Strange Combinations it’s the perfect start to an exciting set, as Teleman go from strength to strength.

Every track packed with an insatiable groove, coupled with the band bouncing around the stage in an equally enthusiastic manner. With tracks like Fall In Time and Superglue it comes as no surprise as to why everyone is so happy, the band are infectious. Even as the set draws to a close Teleman continue to raise the bar, with a rousing rendition of Dusseldorf they end on a complete high.


The band return for a jubilant encore firstly with the brilliant Cristina, before what is arguably the highlight of the night as they finish Glory Hallelujah. The bands final swansong is bittersweet as it rounds off one of the finest shows of the year so far. Their boundless energy is contagious as it courses through the venue.

Even with a heavy reliance on Brilliant Sanity its no wonder the crowd are equally passionate in their response tonight. Teleman are truly on top form tonight, after an awesome 2016 they’re off to a flying start in 2017. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for one of the country’s finest live bands.

Teleman can be found online here They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @Teleman.

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All words and photos by Lee Hammond. You can check out more work by Lee at his Louder Than War author’s archive, he also tweets as @Napzap.

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