Telepathy’s album launch show was a cause for great celebration and proof of the band’s achievement. Despite clashing with Misery Index and Pallbearer (in the area alone), with Big Business playing the night before and All Pigs Must Die the night after, Telepathy drew a very respectable crowd.
Wren were an excellent opening band. The newer songs from their latest album Auburn Rule sounded extremely promising, building upon the material from Host. It sounded different, lighter, but still with an undercurrent of menace. The aura given from Wren was one of real promise and dedication to a band whose journey has just gotten started.
Canada’s Zaum had one of the most unique atmospheres I have ever seen. With the lights dimmed and candles adorning the stage, Zaum were amazing. The hypnotic mantra doom from Eidolon that emitted from the speakers was beautiful, dark and entrancing. I was fully hypnotised by the band’s addictive sonic assault. I don’t know when Zaum will be back, but when they do, a lot of people will follow.
You can read our interview with Zaum here.
This was my tenth time seeing Telepathy so I should have known what to expect, but every time the boys from Colchester surprise me. The new material from Tempest sounded bigger than a tsunami while the old classics were as good as ever. I first saw Telepathy in 2012 and they’ve grown considerably since then. The emotion they convey without a single lyric being spoken is near unparalleled in the UK underground with the on-stage chemistry apparent. On stage chat was kept to a minimum to not ruin the vibe. As the band finished with ‘Metanoia’, the sludgy outro creeping to its natural conclusion, I realised this was the start of a journey that could rival that of Neurosis or Cult of Luna. Absolutely wonderful.
You can read an interview with Teddy from Telepathy here