TELLISON are all set to release their new single, as a limited 7” and digital track, ‘Freud Links The Teeth And The Heart’, On May 28th. It will be the final release from current critically lauded album ‘The Wages Of Fear’. The single is a new, extended and remastered single edit version of the current album track, and live favourite.
‘Freud’ is quite a sonic departure if you’re one of the many people more used to the rockier side of Tellison. However there’s always been an undercurrent of quieter material in the band’s repertoire since 2007′s “Contact! Contact!” showcased downbeat shuffler ‘Fire’ and the Pedro The Lion-esque ‘Hospital’. Indeed it’s often in their quieter moments that Tellison’s lyrical soul shines brightest. Inspired by personal heroes The Mountain Goats, Death Cab For Cutie, the introspections of Dave Bazan’s aforementioned Pedro The Lion and Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, songwriter Stephen H Davidson sees these moments of calm as a chance for words to sit front-and-centre without competing with the hail of overdriven guitars and machine-gun drumming that you more-immediately associate with Tellison.
TELLISON will also be heading off on the start of their summer 2012 UK headline tour, the final run of shows of ‘The Wages Of Fear’ album, with dates running from May 3rd to May 9th. The main support on all dates (apart from London) is The Bots (a brotherly duo from LA that have featured in everything from Kerrang Magazine, The Fly, Juke and Wonderland Magazine). The London show on the 9th of May will be held at The Relentless Garage with a full bill of brilliant bands including friends Stagecoach as first on and MAIN support from US band, The Front Bottoms. The band also play a host of festivals this summer, including going over to Holland for Walk The Line festival, their first time in the country.
FULL list of UK headline dates, support on all, The Bots:
Thu 03 May – Andover, The George
Fri 04 May – Bristol, The Croft
Sat 05 May – Manchester, Sound Control
Sun 06 May – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest (18+)
Mon 07 May – Middlesbrough, The Westgarth Social Club
Tue 08 May – Birmingham, The Rainbow
Wed 09 May – London, The Garage – WITH Special Guests The Front Bottoms, The Bots and Stagecoach
ALL further UK shows and Festivals confirmed SO FAR:
Fri 11 May – Holland, Den Hague, Walk The Line Fest
Sat 12 May – Holland, Tilburg O13
Fri 18 May – Cheltenham, Thing in the Spring @ Frog & Fiddle
Fri 01 June – Bath, Moles
Sat 02 June – Norfolk, Play Fest
Sun 03 June – Lincoln, Crash Doubt Festival
Thu 12 Jul – Cheltenham, 2000Trees Festival
Sat 21 July – Oxfordshire, Truck Fest
TELLISON are: Henry Danowski – Drums / Stephen H Davidson – Vocals, guitar / Andrew Tickell – Bass / Peter Phillips – Guitar, vocals