Cardiff indie rock/psych band Red Telephone have announced the release of their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Hollowing Out‘.
The 10-track record will be out on on the 31st March featuring new single “Waiting For Your Good Days“. Pre-order your copy here.
The dystopia-tinged album deals with themes of alienation, identity and monotony, as well as exploring contemporary social dilemmas such as the trappings of ambition in a saturated pop culture age, the pervasive nature of modern media and social media fatigue.
Sonically, the band draw from an array of influences; ranging from Berlin-era Bowie, brooding synth-led film soundtracks such as Blade Runner and Uncut Gems, the art rock of Kate Bush and St Vincent, as well as modern electronic pop artists such as MGMT, Mitski and Tame Impala.
Stream “Waiting For Your Good Days“, below.
Red Telephone ‘Hollowing Out’ Tracklisting:
- Hollowing Out
- Happy Man
- Wanna Sleep Tonight
- Orange Lights
- Wake Me
- Normal Life
- We All Look So Nice
- I’m Broken
- The Machine That Changes Itself
- Waiting For Your Good Days
Formed in 2018 and hailing from Cardiff, Red Telephone’s richly layered alt-rock could have emanated from a club in Blade Runner’s dystopian LA – combining angular guitars, Krautrock-inspired rhythms and New Wave-tinged synths with infectious pop sensibilities.
Drawing on post punk and synth pop influences, the band has been compared with bands such as MGMT, Super Furry Animals, Mitski and Berlin-era Bowie being drawn.