Review: Telenova – Tranquilize

Telenova are a Melbourne three-piece, fronted by the alluring vocals of multi-disciplined creative Angeline Armstrong, alongside the refined musicality of Edward Quinn (Slum Sociable) and Joshua Moriarty (Miami Horror). With an air of quiet confidence thanks to their self-directed cinematic aesthetics and trip-hop influenced production, Telenova trade in a sound that’s unequivocally Melbourne yet global in scope. 

Telenova has new music out and it’s absolutely amazing. Titled ‘Tranquilize’, the production carries over a rich, moody soundscape accompanied with distinctive vocals from start to finish. It’s laidback, relaxing, and it does a great job at highlighting the lyrical magic of the vocalist.

It’s safe to say we’ll be following the group more closely in the coming months, but in the meantime, we’ll have ‘Tranquilize’ on constant rotation. Go ahead and give this a spin and discover your new favorite band, interested in hearing more? Make sure to follow Telenova.

“I was actually flicking through a thesaurus and the word ‘Tranquilize’ jumped out at me, it just rang so nicely on the tongue and was so inherently visceral. I was humming gibberish over the hypnotic Rhodes chords that Josh had laid down, and we heard what sounded like ‘Poseidon’s on the water’ – it was the first time in a writing session with Ed and Josh, and the first time I’d been in a writing session where a poetic, literary lyric idea like that wasn’t shunned and coined as ‘unrelatable’. It resonated. We followed the thread, playing into Siren mythology as a metaphor for falling in love – the power of attraction to transfix and tranquilize you.”

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