It was a special night out at The Lansdowne in Sydney last night, where for the less than the price of a pizza, I got to see three outstanding acts. Heading the bill was Telenova from Melbourne. A three-piece which only formed eighteen months ago, they already seem like a complete unit. They came together as the result of an APRA writing camp in 2020, and three unlikely compadres, Angeline Armstrong, Edward Quinn (Slum Sociable) and JoshuaMoriarty (Miami Horror) hit it off and formed Telenova.
It was their first time playing in Sydney, although in light of the pandemic, that’s no surprise. This is a band that evidently loved every minute of the gig. Their joy at playing was palpable as was their apparent affection for each other. The show was over in the blink of an eye. Armstrong’s vocals reminded me Nkeche from Saskwatch, with a similarly enthralling stage presence.
They have just released their first single, “Bones”, which was the inspiration for this tour.
The two supports were also extremely impressive. Opening the night was Maia Marsh, who reminded me of Julia Jacklin. She also plays in Motion Sickness. The other support was Glenn Hopper who was giving me strong Rufus Wainwright vibes. It was a great night out.
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