Cork musician Cathal Coughlan of Microdisney and Fatima Mansions only just released a solo album called Songs Of Co-Alkan in March, but he’s back with a new project called Telefís (a great name, and Irish for television in case there’s people with non-native tongues reading this).
The project is a collaboration between Coughlan and big name producer Jacknife Lee ( who you would know from his work with U2, REM and Two Door Cinema Club).
A full-length album produced during lockdown entitled a hAon supposedly “express a ‘corrosive nostalgia'”.
The first song from the record is ‘We Need’ and the video features some well-known Irish personalities off the TV manipulated to sing the song’s lyrics. The song, they describe is a “Theocratic Electropop track”, and I can certainly hear LCD Soundsystem in the song’s percussive synth-driven rhythms and vocals.
Check out the video: