The Telescopes (Featuring One Unique Signal) + One Unique Signal + Lillian Gish + The Bela Lugosi Blues
The Telescopes are Stephen Lawrie + revolving members. Formed in 1986, their first wave of recordings stormed the higher reaches of the British independent charts between 1988 and 1994. During this time, the group evolved from their noise beginnings, documented on their (livid) debut 'Taste’ and their classic EP 'The Perfect Needle', through a trail of psychedelic EPs, into the sublime sounds of their untitled second album. After an 8 year void, Stephen and long time member Joanna Doran returned with a new album complimented by an 11 piece line up. Once again John Peel heralded the groups return with a warm welcome. Stephen is presently writing songs for a new Telescopes album. Meanwhile, he is currently performing 'Taste' era material live with a revolving Telescopes line up.
"Every sound you've ever heard was but a preliminary exercise for the all-embracing maelstrom of The Telescopes" NME
"Lawrie is a legend that can still cut it, there's not many around.". Joe Foster (Creation /Poptones