Earworms: #5, #6, #7

I love Tellison. Their 2007 debut album Contact! Contact! ought to have been massive, there were others albums around at the time from on the face of it quite similar bands with a vaguely similar sound but this was so very much better, the songs are tighter and the hooks catchier, the energy more infectious. It lifts the band well above the competition… yet seemingly nothing.

It barely scraped the surface of popularity, an underground hit reaching success as much through word of mouth as from publicity – though I understand some songs did get played on some E4 shows. Read into that what you will. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t follow the music press so I don’t know who is getting PR and who isn’t, but I like to think I have an idea of who is emerging. It is time Tellison did.

The band has now recorded a second album (I don’t know when it is out) and have set about touring the UK to support it. I am planning to see them tomorrow, Wednesday October 6th where they will playing at The Orange Box in Yeovil, in support of Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly.

I’m breaking with the short-lived tradition of this ‘Song of the Day’ series by including three songs. If you like these songs check out YouTube/iTunes/Spotify to see if you like some more but most importantly DO NOT PIRATE these songs. Please buy them and consider getting the full album/s. This isn’t a massive band on a massive record label and they need and deserve the money and recognition from real sales. They make a difference.

Artist: Tellison
Song: Gallery
Album: Contact! Contact!
Year: 2007

Artist: Tellison
Song: New York New York New York (live version)
Album: Contact! Contact!
Year: 2007

Artist: Tellison
Song: Wasp’s Nest
Album: n/a – standalone single
Year: 2008

Contact! Contact! and the single Wasp’s Nest are available on iTunes and Spotify. The new album is out soon.


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Earworms: #4

This Wednesday was the sort of day when you say something to someone, or you write something somewhere, and almost everyone questions you about it or takes you the wrong way. Reminded me of a song from a band I loved in the 90s.

Artist: Space
Song: No-One Understands
Album: Spiders
Year: 1997

Shame the image is static on this video, it was the only one I could find..

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Earworms: #3

They make ‘concept albums’, the singer has a really whiny ‘teen American’ voice which I normally can’t stand, and I struggle to know what the hell he’s on about most of the time. In fact I have no idea what this song is about I just like the musicianship.

By rights I should absolutely hate them.

But I’ve absolutely fallen in love with them.

Artist: Coheed and Cambria
: Ten Speed (Of God’s Blood and Burial)
: Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness
: 2007
(links are to Spotify)

I first heard of the song The Suffering some years ago and meant to follow it up. It took me a while, but I did I’ve been listening to this and the previous album a hell of a lot over the past few weeks. I’m not as sold on their later stuff, though perhaps it’ll grow on me.

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Earworms: #2

I very much like this really quite catchy song. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a straightfoward guitar/drum song with a catchy hook – something I’m a sucker for. And the name of the band is genius!

Unfortunately the video isn’t brilliant, they did what they could with a limited budget I suppose. Don’t let that affect how you listen to it.


Video from their official YouTube profile.

Artist: We Were Promised Jetpacks
Song: Quiet Little Voices
Album: These Four Walls
Year: 2009

I’ll be back with another song soon… and hopefully some other blog content!

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