Having sold over 500,000 albums worldwide, Telepopmusik are back with a new EP on June 24th 2013. 2Square & Antipop were locked away in the studio for most of 2012 putting together the finishing touches to what will be their third album, slated for an autumn release.
Their elegant sound is now firmly engrained in the publicâs subconscious through hit singles, sold-out tours and clever sound-tracking on many high-profile advertising campaigns. Yet we should never forget that, above all, they are a band who have only ever simply strived for creative perfection. Their trajector y thus far has been exemplary â a pure case of â letting the music do the talkingâŠâ
Telepopmusik's first single was released on the independent record label Catalogue under
the rather misleading name of "An Ordinar y Life". Their first album âGenetic Worldâ received
critical and public acclaim following nominations at the French Victories de la Musique
Awards and the US Grammy Awards, selling more than 350.000 copies â it became one of the
first French albums to boast sales in all world markets.
Simple dreamy songs with clever production that never cramped the catchy hooks, Telepopmusik
were one of the first bands to take the idea of multi-collaboration with different vocalists
on a single album format to per fection. Singers such as Angela McCluskey and ex-Earthling
rapper Mau took tracks like âBreatheâ and made them their own without ever over-shadowing
the unique sound of the band.
During the marathon-like tour that followed the release of âGenetic World â . TelĂ©popmusik played over 100 concerts - from Moscow, Istanbul and the Glastonbur y Festival to New York and Puerto Rico.
Their second opus âAngel Milk â, a delightful journey in melancholy that inspite of itself
became a reference point in the crossover between european electronic music and the
new US hip hop scene, went on to enjoy the same critical and commercial success
Their last release, âGhost Girl â in 2009 only confirmed the fact that, without resting on
their laurels, Telepopmusik had kept their unique position in forward-thinking music in the 21st century.
The band took some time out in 2010/11 to explore other projects. Antipop has taken his successful âCinemixaâ concept and DJ sets around the world while 2Square recorded a solo project. Dumont, the third original member decided to stop making music in order to take time out to create the Gum label (Woodkid / The Shoes etc).
Getting back to work with fresh ideas and ears, Antipop and 2Square have taken the time necessary to work the magic once again.
The new opus features the vocal talents of Sylvia Black & Johanna Wedin as well as firm
favourites such as Angela McCluskey. One or two surprises will be aboard too.
The band will be putting out their upcoming releases internationally in collaboration with Splendid, a Paris based 2.0 label that has been designed to suit the bandâs international audience in today âs constantly changing market and opportunities.
Angel milk (2005 / Capitol)