- 30 Mar 22
Watch the first of the three videos on hotpress.com tomorrow
Over the next three days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – we'll be premiering three brand new videos from Telefís, the acclaimed collaborative duo made up of Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney, Fatima Mansions) and renowned producer Jacknife Lee.
Under their new moniker, the pair released their debut album, a hAon, earlier this month. It was described by Hot Press as a "wonderful opening salvo".
"Coughlan is one of the finest songwriters this country has produced in the rock era," the review continues, "and his lyrical dexterity is at play throughout, whether painting pictures of a Dublin long gone on the haunting ‘Picadors’; hiding venom behind a sweet croon on the masterful ‘Falun Gong Dancer’; or declaiming a “free speech gang-bang” on ‘We Need’. The raw rage of his Fatima Mansions days may be largely behind him, but there’s enough restrained vitriol in ‘Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics’ or ‘There Goes Waterface’ to put most young punks to shame."
Following the release of a hAon, Telefís recently returned with the Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics EP – which the upcoming video trilogy is taken from.
The songs are reimagined versions of tracks that originally featured on a hAon, with spoken word contributions from family and friends.
Each video was made by Jacknife Lee, using vintage footage from the RTÉ Archives.
Here's the schedule of the video premieres – each going live on hotpress.com from 12pm each day:
- Thursday, March 31: 'Picadors' (Voiced by Auntie Joan)
- Friday, April 1: 'Ballytransnational' (Voiced by Da and Esther)
- Saturday, April 2: 'There Goes Waterface' (Voiced by Mrs. Hegarty)
In the meantime, listen to Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics EP below:
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- 30 Sep 22