Telepathetics

Telepathetics

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Four best friends from Reykjavik, Iceland who are not only talented musicians - but also terrificly good looking... and great fun. We're looking for someone to market our cute little behinds all the way to the top of the charts.

Biography

The Telepathetics are a four piece rock outfit from Reykjavík, Iceland. The story of the Telepathetics begins back in 1993 when guitarist/vocalist Eyþór and drummer Andreas started playing together in bands at the tender age of 7. After going through frequent personnel changes (getting kicked out of a band is pretty easy when you're 9, apparantly) they were joined by guitarist Óttar and bassist/vocalist Hlynur in early 1999.

After many years of just hanging around after school writing and rehearsing songs in Andreas' basement the band realised that if they were to continue as a band they'd have to get their music out there. In 2004 and 2005 the band focused on gigging throughout Reykjavík and after sparking the interest of music mogul Alan McGee the band was subsequently approached by Icelandic record labels. However, after reviewing their options, the band decided against signing with a local label and instead made an album by themselves without the help of a record company.

In the summer of 2006 the band released their debut album entitled 'Ambulance'. This turned out to be a horrible decision as the boys got to experience, first hand some of the worst elements of the music industry (in the form of a pretty nasty distribution company) – and have yet to see a dime from album sales. But it wasn't all bad. Take for instance the reviews. The largest newspaper in Iceland said that "The Telepathetics could just become world famous" - of course they said it in hilarious, old fashioned Icelandic - but it still counts, right?

Now, with no money but the experience of more than 100 live gigs, fresh material and matching socks – they’re ready to take over the world... or at least a part of the world... any gig would be great, really... you know... or just a hot meal.

Lyrics

Poor Evelyn

Written By: The Telepathetics

Shes over there
he said
and looked the other way
I´d like to leave now
sir, if I may.

She was dancing
in the graveyard

Blood on her nightgown
but it wasn’t her own..
for her own blood
was buried in the ground she walked upon

She was dancing
in the graveyard

She’s over there
he said
and looked the other way
You could see it in her stare
there was nobody there.

OK

Written By: The Telepathetics

She's gone
We talked on the phone
Just 5 minutes ago
Oh, it was low

She's gone
She's Alright
My baby's gone
She's alright

She's Ok
My oh my
She' alright

Oh, she's gone

We talked on the phone
Just 5 minutes ago
Oh it was low

She's gone
She's alright
My baby's gone
She's alright

She's OK
My oh, my
She's alright

I should wait
Come back again to my door
And I'll wait
Wait for you there

I shall wait
Come back again to my door
And I'll wait
Wait for you there

She's alright
My baby's gone
She's alright

She's OK
My oh my
She's alright

Discography

Released debut album "Ambulance" in 2006.
Singles released to radio:
"Castle",
"Passes by",
"Last Song" (a music video was also released),
"Spyroglide".
All singles charted with 3 of 4 singles making it into the top 10 on the Icelandic Rock Charts.
"Spyroglide" peaked at nr. 2 on the Icelandic X-Fm chart.
"Last Song" became somewhat of a cross-over hit and received airplay on 5 different radio stations (modern rock, hard rock, easy-listening, new-wave, and pop) in Iceland and also received airplay (radio and TV) in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Turkey.

Set List

Regular set:
Passes by
Soft Velvet Sunrise
Castle
Spyroglide
OK
Show Me
Erik
Let it go
A cup of coffee is nothing new
If I could breathe propane
Last Song
The day the earth stood still
Text you a line
Something wrong
Poor Evelyn

The regular set is 1 hour and 10 minutes approximately. As an encore we do our melancholic cover of The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" (4:30 minutes approx). If there's a second encore we play "Last Song" again (3:30 minutes approx).

When opening for other acts the set is usually shorter. When we opened for Leaves the set was approx. 45 minutes and when we opened for We Are Scientists the set was just under 40 minutes.

As a rule of thumb, when we've done in-store appearances we do 15-20 minute sets of our more uptempo songs.

Example in-store set (17 minutes):
Soft Velvet Sunrise
Castle
Spyroglide
The day the earth stood still
Last Song