Timeless and expansive psychedelic rock records don’t come along casually just every day, but that’s exactly what we have on our hands in Red Telephone’s single ‘Waiting For Your Good Days’. Diving into some of the most sacred corners of nineties college rock for inspiration, the Cardiff alt-rockers come back up for air grasping bits of Mercury Rev, Smashing Pumpkins at their haunting mellowest and JJ72, then manage to impressively pack it all into their finest single yet.
A sublimely empyrean chorus, singer Declan Andrews’ visceral vibrato vocals and a psych-flourish of synth and guitar that wouldn’t be out of place in the dream-pop realm of Tame Impala or MGMT add up to the sum total of a remarkable indie rock release and a masterful first single choice to launch Red Telephone’s debut LP ‘Hollowing Out’, due out on 31st March 2023.
If you happen to be mooching around Cardiff on Friday 31st March 2023 you can catch Red Telephone play ‘Hollowing Out’s album launch at Clwb Ifor Bach. Get on the last few tickets now.
Listen to ‘Waiting For The Good Days’ on Spotify below: