THE TELLTALES

THE TELLTALES

The Telltales are an acoustic pop/folk band from Sydney who have released three albums.

Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Telltales are an acoustic pop band from Sydney whose sound is distinguished by strong melodies, soaring harmonies and insightful lyrics. The Telltales launched their self-titled debut album in 2003 having built a keen following playing in Sydney pubs and in venues and festivals on the East coast of Australia from Newcastle to Wollongong. The film clip from the single Absolve You from their first album received daily airplay on MusicMax and was played on Video Hits, MTV and Rage. The album launch was supported by live performances on Sydney and regional radio programs. The songs on the first album received the following praise in music street press: ‘Pure, heartfelt pop melodies…simple songs of love and loss’ (Drum Media, 22 July 2003) and ‘pop music which harkens back to the grand days of pop songwriting’ (The Brag, 1 December 2003). In 2005 The Telltales launched their second album, Haymaking, to critical acclaim: ‘Great melodies, intelligent playing, thoughtful arrangements and insightful lyrics — what more could you ask for in a pop record?’ (Drum Media, 15 March 2005). The single from this album, The Phone Call, featured in Solo, an Australian film which played in cinemas throughout Australia in 2006. The film clip for The Phone Call also played on commercial TV and was picked up by Nightlife Video. The second single from Haymaking, I Won’t Be There, is still being played on retail playlists through SBA. No fewer than ten of The Telltales songs have made the finals of national and international song com­pet­itions, including Sorry which made the final twelve of the international Unisong competition in 2005. In June 2006 The Telltales released their third album 'Under the Waterline'.


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