Telegraphs RIP

It’s with a heavy heart that I have to announce that Telegraphs the band is no more.

We have had an incredible five years together and I’m really pleased to say that we’re all still great friends. Of course in many ways that makes it so much harder to let go of the band – it would surely be far easier if we all hated each other, but that is not the case. No. Siree. Bob.

Unfortunately, despite all of our hard work it comes down to simple economics… there was no money to make a second record and we eventually ran out of momentum. As a band we wanted to finish on a high note and not wait for it all to turn bitter.

We want to thank everybody who supported us – everyone who came to a show or bought our album. Anyone who cared about the music we made. We especially want to thank Nicki Forestiero who worked tirelessly on our behalf and was our biggest champion – we love you! Of course a heartfelt thanks goes out to our friends and family who supported us in pursuing our dream together. Also, a big thanks to anyone who has played in the band, helped out by driving us around in Jean-Claude, acted as a tech for us or sold our merch….you all know who you are.

Finally we want to thank the bands that we have played with – especially those with bigger audiences than us, who took us out on the road with them. A list of some of the bands that we have played with follows this message.

Soon I will be uploading the unreleased demos that we have been recording over the past few months. For those that are interested, it will give you an idea of what a second Telegraphs record may have sounded like. The songs are sketches of varying quality, and they will be free to download – the working title for the album is “The Light From Dead Stars”.

Please keep an eye out for members of Telegraphs as they follow new musical pursuits. Sam is already hitting drums in Eager Teeth (http://www.myspace.com/eagerteeth)

As I said at the end of our last show on Sunday at Bestival – ladies and gentlemen, we were Telegraphs.

Darcy xxx

Just some of the bands we played with;

Thrice
Manchester Orchestra
Circa Survive
Wintersleep
The Get Up Kids
Thursday
Rival Schools
Funeral for a Friend
Eagles of Death Metal
This City
Brigade
The Xcerts
The Datsuns
The Dykeenies
Inner Party System
In Case of Fire
Lights Action
Idiot Pilot
Juliette Lewis and the Licks
Save Your Breath
We Are The Ocean
We are the fallen
Doll and the Kicks

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  1. Ella

    GUTTED!!!!!! So I can only imagine how you guys feel. Even after a few days it still hasn’t sunk in that Telegraphs are no more. Really wish I could have been at the last show! So sad that it came down to money, really would have loved to hear the second record! Thanks for letting us hear the demos, it means a lot. Will miss Telegraphs more then words can say, you all were brilliant musicians, as well as great people which is very rare in bands that I have encountered. Just 1 of my favourite bands ever!! Wish you all the luck in the world for you future projects. And will hopefully see you all soon! Whatever happens, Dont ever give up on the Music !!

    Love Ella X

  2. Nick Doonan

    Hey Telegraphs. I’m so glad i caught you live (when you was touring with Funeral for a friend). I bought your album and it was ace. You are right though, It is better to end on a high note, and THAT you did. I wish you all the best in the future and it’s great to keep up to date with what you are now doing on facebook. 3 Cheers for Darcy, Gary and sam 🙂 and the rest of the Telegraphs.

    R.I.P !

  3. Tis a terrible shame, from watching at little venues a few years back to watching progress and of course having the chance for putting you on the cover of brighton source, you’ve been a fantastic ambassador for both brighton and british music as a whole.

    I sm sure new adventures will continue that path and I look forward to hearing the demos, and writing up something in tribute.

    Andy parker

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  5. Lorraine

    SO gutted to hear this – yet another band forced to quit due to money pressures (Grammatics) though luckily for fans, they used Pledge to fund a final ep.
    The album has brought me many happy hours listening and several friends have also become fans of yours through listening to it.
    Hopefully your talent will come to the fore again through other projects, but until then, so long, and thanks for all the fish!

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  7. No no no! This fucking sucks! Another casualty for British rock! You guys (and gal) were the nuts and I’m well gutted I never got to catch you live. All the best for the future, don’t any of you be a stranger to the UK rock scene!

  8. Found out the sad news about a month ago and still just so gutted. It was bad enough we lost Grammatics earlier in the year due to financial reasons, and then comes even worse news. You guys were amazing. Best album of last year by far, top 10 of the decade. Great live too (saw you 3 times). It really angers me that there is now this shit talent show / glorified karaoke culture in the British music scene which stops investment into true magical talent. You will be missed. Looking forward to hearing the demos even if it isn’t an album proper. Have you checked out / considered PledgeMusic?

  9. Liam

    Heart wrenching stuff 😦 Only got to see you guys once, with Doll and The Kicks, was desperate to see you again, never seemed a practical time, now I never will….
    Absolutely brilliant album you guys released, got me interested in a different genre of music, great stuff. I actually bought the album, honestly, I don’t buy music very often. It was definately worth it! So shitty to hear this, best of luck to you guys in any future projects, talented people, I’m sure you’ll do great. Thanks for being so great live and for such an awesome record! Sorry I couldn’t see you anymore!
    Just out of interest, when abouts will the demos be uploaded? Much love x

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