ALBUM REVIEW: Teleman – Good Time/Hard Time | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Moshi Moshi

Released: 07.04.23






Opening with real excitement, Teleman hit their stride from the off on Good Time/Hard Time, however it isn’t sustained. Short Life and Trees Grow High, are upbeat and play to the off-kilter pop sensibility that Teleman have become known for, but this strong opening quickly fades and is replaced with a more sedate sound, lacking the same enthusiasm as the start of the record.

The Juice is a rare moment of upbeat excitement late on, before Good Time/Hard Time closes out with the subdued The Girls Who Came To Stay. This record has moments of brilliance but its failure to maintain the initial fervour lets it down, in all we’re left wanting more from Teleman on this occasion.


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