- 13 Sep 21
The duo's full-length album produced during lockdown will supposedly “express a ‘corrosive nostalgia'”.
Telefís (Jacknife Lee and Cathal Coughlan) have released the fourth and final mix of recent single 'We Need' last week, with Richie Egan - AKA Jape - taking the reins this time around.
'We Need' is taken from the pairs debut album A hÁon, which is scheduled for release in January 2021.
Cork musician Cathal Coughlan of Microdisney and Fatima Mansions released a solo album called Songs Of Co-Alkan in March of this year, but he’s back with a new project called Telefís.
The project is a collaboration between Coughlan and big name producer Jacknife Lee, who has completed work with U2, REM and Two Door Cinema Club.
The first song from the record is ‘We Need’ and the video features some well-known Irish personalities off the TV manipulated to sing the song’s lyrics. The song, they describe is a “Theocratic Electropop track”, full of percussive synth-driven rhythms and vocals.
Dublin electronic–rock outfit Jape was formed as a side project by Richie Egan whilst part of The Redneck Manifesto. Jape have released six albums to date; Cosmosphere (2003), The Monkeys in the Zoo Have More Fun Than Me (2004), Ritual (2008), Ocean of Frequency (2011), This Chemical Sea (2015) and 2019's Sentinel.
Listen to the Jape remix of 'We Need' below: