A pulverising noise rock band of 30 years standing, THE TELESCOPES continue the mission began in the mid-1980s of fusing psychedelia with sandblasting guitar textures and hypnotic repetition. Their imaginations fired by The Velvet Underground, The 13th Floor Elevators and Suicide, the band issued their eponymous second LP though iconic indie label Creation in 1992.
Led throughout by sole constant member singer/guitarist Stephen Lawrie, on stage The Telescopes come to life backed by fellow noise rock specialists One Unique Signal, who played a formidable set at Psych Fest 2014. The band’s 2015 LP ‘Hidden Fields’ scored excellent reviews, scooping impressive notices from Q and Drowned in Sound. The Telescopes’ ninth LP, ‘As Light Return’, was released to huge acclaim in July 2017, their second for long established Hamburg label Tapete Records.