The Telescopes play Limerick



THE Telescopes was formed by Stephen Lawrie in 1987, in just over a year music magazine Melody Maker exclaimed of the band, “Every sound you ever heard was but a preliminary exercise in hearing, for the all embracing maelstrom of The Telescopes.”
Since then The Telescopes have been mining their unique seam of experimental, drone, noise, dream and psych.
Signed to Creation Records, the group were also favoured by John Peel and recorded two BBC Radio 1 sessions for him. The Wire magazine described them as having: “a very real and crazy originality that carries fat tons of wallop”.
In 2011 they were invited by Portishead to play at the first ever ATP festival. 2014 saw their seventh release, HARM recorded entirely in one take, with members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre at Bedrock Studios, Los Angeles.
Members of The Telescopes played a gig in Limerick Boatclub some years ago and made a loud sweet racket. The Telescopes are a visceral exercise in harshly constructed noise and will be peeling the paint of the walls of Dolan’s this Friday November 14.

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