Teleman @ Cambridge Junction 23/04/2019 Review

There is nothing better than a show at an old school music venue on a school night. We were looking forward to catching the second date in the short Teleman Tour. Kane and myself turned up early to grab an interview with the charismatic four piece, while the support act, Uh, were performing their soundcheck. We were surprised that the usual queues at The Junction were not forming, but put it down to people getting a bite to eat before the show.

The Junction is a great venue for getting close up to the action. It is purpose built on the old cattle market site and holds a capacity of 850 people. The acoustics are always good and it is basically a square space with a small stage against one wall, the mixing desk normally against the opposing wall, and the rest of the dark space for the crowd. Small bars either side mean you can get cold drinks without missing the action. It’s also very well set up for people with disabilities with helpful staff on hand, so it is pretty much all that a music venue should be.

The venue was slowly filling up when the support band, Uh, took to the stage. A male and female duo, Uh announced that they were going to start with meditation. They then went on to play a hypnotic electronica song with spoken lyrics. Their set contained various songs of a similar ilk, which at least got the crowd swaying. It was all in all very ‘Cambridge’.

Once they had completed the stage was bathed in blue with the customary smoke slowly filling the area. We noticed that the venue was now full, and our first fears that it was going to be a quiet night were unfounded. The very eclectic crowd waited patiently until the appearance of the main act was signalled by the stage plunging into darkness and silence from the amps. A heavy bassline signalled a start to the proceedings and the stage was engulfed in a red hue as Teleman took to their positions on the stage. The unmistakable synth intro of ‘Fun Destruction’ rang out as the cheers from the crowd were dying down. The crowd really started grooving to ‘Family Of Aliens’, the title track of Teleman’s new album.

The setlist was always going to have a fair share of numbers from their new album, but Teleman mixed it up a bit with tracks from their previous two albums and some from their EPs. As Tom had told us in our interview, they also had some fun with the live numbers, with more instrumental interludes, where all the members of the band could show off their musical skills. They like to keep their shows simple, to let the music do its talking. The lights were subtle and fairly static, except for some elements of strobing during songs like ‘Cactus’ and the interaction with the audience was fairly minimal. In fact it was not until the end of ‘Repeater’, five songs in that Tom said ‘It’s nice to be back in Cambridge.’

It was obvious that the band like to jam in a live environment and like to play with sound. ‘Submarine Life’ was full of distortion, but also had Tom playing a tambourine and the band clearly enjoyed this number, as did the crowd. Pete Cattermole put down his bass at one stage and swapped places with Jonny Saunders. Tom proclaimed that if they were swapping over they were trying something new and said ‘That’s exciting isn’t it?’ The crowd responded with a ‘WOOHOO’. Now Pete and Jonny were on synths, accompanied with Hiro’s simple percussion as they preformed ‘Sea Of Wine’, a song that really showcases Tom’s vocals.

It was after this that we were treated to an insight into the Rock N Roll lifestyle of Teleman on tour. They had, had a nice day at the Botanical Gardens, but being the Rock N Roll Rebels they are they had broken in! Well when I say broken in they said they had just walked in really! This drew a lone ‘Good on Ya’ from one of the fans.

We were treated to a lot of numbers from ‘Family of Aliens’ in the first two thirds of the set, but then Teleman ramped things up with songs from their first album and EPs such as ‘Strange Combination’, ‘Not In Control’ and ‘Cristina’, the latter two being a surprise as they tend to be songs in the encore. The crowd had been moving more and more and by the end of ‘Song For A Seagull’ it was a writhing organic mass from the front of the stage to the back of the venue. This ramped up to a fenzy during the crowd pleasing ‘Not In Control’. This is normally a good time to exit stage left and leave the crowd wanting more, which is exactly what the band did. A drum machine played like the ticking of some unseen clock, and simple white lighting shone on the, now, empty stage.

Tom came onto the stage on his own for the first song of the encore. With a simple spot on him he performed a delightfully stripped down version of ‘Nights On Earth’. The show had seemed to flash by and there was only one song that could now finish off the night. Jonny, Pete and Hiro joined Tom on stage and ‘Dusseldorf’ capped the night. With a heavy drumbeat, hand clapping, everyone signing in unison and the whole place jumping, that is the perfect way to end a cheeky show on a school night.

Review by Tony Creek

Photos by Kane Howie

 

Glade Festival 2011 venue announced

Also…..FINAL LINE UP ADDITIONS…

So ladies and gentlemen, please find below the final line up additions to this years Glade Festival, we feel we have put together one hell of a line up covering all our favourite sounds…
We hope you think so too!

GLADE STAGE:

London Elektricity / Elite Force / The Losers (live)

London Elektricity AK Tony Coleman AKAKA Head honcho of one of the world’s leading d’n’b labels Hospital Records. Having been involved in the scene since the mid 90’s he has been instrumental in the development of the genre as we know it todat. Second up we welcome one of Breakbeat’s true heros Elite Force, having be instrumental in the sound from the early days of NuSkoolBreaks through to spearheading the tech-funk and more recently more bass-heavy sound of breaks, Elite Force was recently voted best producer at the Breakspoll 2011 Awards. Finally we welcome The Losers to perform live. For those that don’t know The Losers consist of XFM’s Eddy Temple-Morris and Tom Bellamy, habvng remixed the likes of The Prodigy, Placebo, Snow Patrol, Empire of the Sun, Dan le Sac & Scroobius Pip and Alex Gopher amongst others and they are just about to release their debut album ‘Beautiful Losers’ Gung Ho! Recordings. Not to be missed!

OVERKILL:

Ed Rush, Luke Vibert, Subhead, 2 Bad Mice, Goth Trad, Drumcorps, The DJ Producer, Africa Hitech, Lone, Kanji Kinetic v Rrritalin.

Jacky Murda, Hi Freqs, DJ Donna Summer, Dankle vs Moova, MachineDrum, Mustard Vs Gunn, Boy Kid Cloud, Noiseboy, Current Value, Droid, Noisyboy, Parasite,
Pirate Soundsystem & Punksi,

Having already released what we considered to be a great line up, Team Overkill have pulled out all the stops with their second wave of acts headed up by some true legends within their genres.

Kick-starting with No-U-Turn & Virus legend Ed Rush who joins one of the most prolific producers in IDM / forward-thinking electronica Luke Vibert (Wagon Christ, Plug, Kerrier District and Warp, Planet Mu, Rephlex and too many more) at the very top of the bill, we also welcome old school heros 2 Bad Mice (Bombscare / Moving Shadow Recs) Gabba-legend The DJ Producer and Scottish techno pioneers Subhead. Add to this the hypest new producers Africa Hiteh and Love alongside Dubstep heroes GothTrad, the extreme Drumcorp and a whole host more. Get your waders on and prepare to get stuck in.

ORIGIN / INSPIRAL / FUSE:

Antix, Mixmaster Morris, Electrypnose, Ipcress, OTT, Quantize, Andy Rushton, Antonio Testa, Couscous, Robin Triksele, Young American Primitive, Dan Arborise, Flurotrash, fiord, Hypnophonica, Irie M, Ishq, Katty Grooves, Little Thoughts, Manesseh,
Metaphra, Noodream.

Taking care of all your Psy-Trance needs, these three arenas will have you rocking until the very end, from the beautiful outdoor sunny vibes of Origin Stage where the best in UK and international Psy Trance featuring a selection of the biggest and best live acts ad DJs covering all styles and flavours. InSpiral Stage will play host to all things chilled out and world-music during the day and then move towards more psy-funk and techno as the evening progresses. Finally our new stage FUSE plays host to five of the UK’s leading promoters Liquid, Illuminaughty, Planet Shroom, Wildthings, Planet Zogg and Toadstool.

WIN A BOUTIQUE CAMPING EXPERIENCE

We’re pleased to announce that we’re offering one lucky festival-goer the chance to win a boutique camping weekend at Glade 2011. Your prize will include 4 festival passes, a 4-6 birth traditional tipi that comes repleate with all mod coms. You will be greated at the entrance by our boutique barrow boys who will carry your luggage onto site, add to this loads of special treats and one lucky winner will win the weekend of their year!

For more info visit: http://on.fb.me/GladeCompetition

WIN A DJ SET AT GLADE

Glade Festival have teamed up with Mixcloud to offer aspiring DJs the opportunity to win a set at this years Glade Festival, one aspiring DJ will pen the Beta tent, win two artists passes giving you access to artist camping and backstage bar and travel expenses. Ten entrants will be shortlisted to become finalists – these mixes will then be posted on Glades Facebook page, their community will choose the competition winner.

For more info vist: http://www.mixcloud.com/competitions/Glade-homegrown-competition/

GLADE FESTIVAL 2011 – FULL LINE UP

GLADE STAGE:
TRENTEMøLLER
(LIVE feat. FULL 7-PIECE BAND)
DRUMCODE feat. ADAM BEYER,
SLAM, PAUL RICH (LIVE ) & JOSEPH CAPRIATI
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
(DJ SET)
ANDREW WEATHERALL / PHOTEK (LIVE)
SKRILLEX / LONDON ELEKTRICTY
ELITE FORCE / DREADZONE (LIVE) / KRAFTY KUTS
HYBRID (
LIVE)/ DIRTYPHONICS (LIVE) / THE LOSERS (LIVE)
ENGINE EARZ EXPERIMENT (LIVE)/ DUB FX & THE FLOWER FAIRY (LIVE)
DUB PISTOLS
(LIVE) / DIRTY VEGAS (LIVE)
BEN & LEX

ORIGIN STAGE:
LIVE:
AJJA, ALLABY, ANTIX, ATMOS, ATOMIC DROP, BROKEN TOY, DICKSTER, ELECTRYPNOSE, FØRM, HEADROOM, LOGICA, M-THEORY, MAN WITH NO NAME, OTT, PROMETHEUS, QUANTIZE, SONIC SPECIES, THE COMMERCIAL HIPPIES, TRISTAN

DJ:
EDOARDO, EMOK, HAMISH, IPCRESS,
LIQUID ROSS, LUCAS, REGAN &
SHANE GOBI

OVERKILL STAGE:
LIVE:
2 BAD MICE, EPROM, ESKMO, DRUMCORPS, SUBHEAD, YOUNG MONTANA?, BROKEN NOTE, LOOPS HAUNT, KORELESS, AFRICA HITECH, GOTHTRAD, HI FREQS, CURRENT VALUE, SPONGEBOB SQUAREWAVE, PARASITE, MACHINE DRUM, KANJI KINETIC VS RRRITALIN, DROID VS SQUIRE OF GOTHOS, BACONHEAD, PIRATE SOUNDSYSTEM, DANKLE VS MOOVA, LONE.

DJ:
ED RUSH, LUKE VIBERT, SHITMAT, JACKY MURDA, MUSTARD GUNN VS DAS BOOT, DJ DONNA SUMMER, CURRENT VALUE, BOY KID CLOUD,
ANXST, BECKET & BARKER, N>E>D b2b VOLTEK DJS, SQUIRE OF GOTHOS, NOISYBOY, THRENODY, SILVERMAN, REVOLVA (BUF b2b GHETTOZOID) PUNKSI, BASHOUT ALLSTARS, WARLOCK, WARRIOR ONE, RACKNRUIN + MC SEROCEE.

INSPIRAL
LIVE:
GAUDI , INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER , ECHASKECH , HYPNOPHONICA,
SLACKBABA, SYSEPHE , MBUKI MVUKI, DAN ARBORISE, METAPHRA, YOUNG AMERICAN PRIMITIVE.

DJ:
MIXMASTER MORRIS, DICK TREVOR , ANS, GEORGE BARKER, ANTONIO TESTA, TRIPSWITCH , fIORD, ALEX R, ANDY RUSHTON, COUSCOUSE,
IRIE M, ISHQ, KATTY GROOVES, LITTLE THOUGHTS, MANASSEH,
ALOK , ALIJI, NAKED NICK, MOON , NOVA, EKANTA , JUSTIN CHAOS , NOODREEM, LEWAH

PERFORMANCE:
FLUROTRASH

*JUST ADDED*
BETA STAGE
LIVE & DJ:
UNTOLD, SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER, OM UNIT, MOSCA, MIDLAND, MARK E, HYETAL, BLAWAN, BEN UFO + PANGAEA, MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM, ROYALT, SKETCHY, JOHN MONKMAN, FUTUREBOOGIE, ELPHINO, JUST JACK DJS, EL DIABLOS SOCIAL CLUB, COUNT CHOCULA, BONAR BRADBURRY, BOBBY GANDALF, BICEP, ANOTHER AMIT, ALEMBIC

ENTER THE NANOSYSTEMS

Alongside the five main stages; Glade, Overkill, Origin, InSpiral and our latest addition Beta, were pleased to announce a whole host of new, smaller venues weve named the Nanosystems, these will be scattered across the site adding an extra dimension to this years festival. Featuring a mix of music and off-the-wall entertainment and hosted by a selection of friends and family prepare to enter the Nanosystems. Heres a venue by venue taster of what to expect:

NANOSYSTEM CLUB TENTS

BASSMENT

Hosted by South Wests Finest Promoters: BEATS & BOBS, RINSEOUT and more, expect Drum-n-Bass, Dubstep, Basslines, Breaks and all the rest!

ATOMIC HOOLIGAN, DISCO OF DOOM, TQ SCOUNDREL, CHINNA, STANZA, FRED V B2B GRAFIX, MR NICE. MAXXI P, TUSKAN, SPINNA, RICHMOND, BEN & LEX, LEWAH, SUBINDEX, SHARKMAN, DON JOHNSTON, DJ PHARMA.
THE FUSE

Hosted by Psy-Trance legends LIQUID, ILLUMINAUGHTY, PLANET SHROOM, WILDTHINGS, PLANET ZOGG and TOADSTOOL

EARTHLING, TRON, OOOD, EVP, BEARDYWEARDY, GREG ZOGG, CHAMELEON, HEDFLUX, MONK3YLOGIC, INSOMNISCENE, JOHNNY M, MAZIEG, NOSF, RECREATION, SABRETOOTH, MORPH VS LURK, SEAN SHIFT, BORIS, BEN EDGE, TOAD, MIKEY

GOURANGA

One of the most popular underground parties in London!

TIM SHERIDAN (VERYVERYWONGINDEED), MIGUEL CAMPBELL, MALCOLM MURRA, NISEKEY, MAM, ALEXANDER KAAS, ISAAC FERRY

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival is West London’s word of mouth underground party scene attracting a beautiful and stylish crowd

LAZERSONIC, HUGO HEATHCOTE, ADRIAN FORSTER, JIMMY V, CEDRIC MAISON, ERIC VOLTA, THURDCULTURE, PHILIP TOMLIN, MATT FIELD, JOSH SILVER, SILVIO PACINI

ELSEWHERE IN THE NANOSYSTEMS…

DANCE-OFF SALOON:

Expect moonshine drinking, piano playing, trash talking and impromptu bar brawls, complete with theatrical bottles to smash over anyone who looks at you funny… Over the weekend let your hair down with high-spirited line dances, score settling limb slinging, and the occasional gunfight. Cowboys & girls can show off their lasso skills, brave the bucking bronco and defend their good names with pistols at dawn…

LZRDM:

Pronounced `Laser Dome` this venue contains 40 individually controlled 3-colour laser modules. Their position and colour is individually computer-controlled creating an intense and entrancing effect on you all once the phase transition is underway! The `laser dance` is also known to cause endogenous hyper-emotional ebullition from participants a side effect that has not yet been fully researched! Ooooooooooh…

THE TIME MACHINE:

Play video games, trigger drum machines with your feet and manipulate projected visuals as you dance to DJs. Flying forwards and backwards through time has never been more fun…

And theres plenty more to find when you come… Games, Roller Discos, Tenpin Bowling, Zorbing and more