Bought up on the synth sounds of the 80s, although too young to have experienced it first hand, Telemarkk, made up of childhood friends Max Berg and Asad Siddiqui, blend retro synth-pop with modern electronica to create gloriously dreamy and textured productions that are as ambiguous as they are wonderful and exciting. Having written music together prior, the two began the project in mid-2019 when they found themselves both back in Southampton after stints away at university and within their first year found themselves hitting the rewarding milestone of 100,000 total Spotify streams.
Taking influence from artists such as TENDER, The 1975 and MGMT, the independent duo quickly realised the interesting, unique live potential of their music and immersed themselves into performing across the south of England to showcase the extended depth of their songs through their diverse live sound and musicianship. Their live lockdown cover of The 1975’s ‘Somebody Else’ displayed this and was hence branded as ‘the most beautiful cover’ in an interview with BBC Introducing in August 2020.
Set to be released on the 9th October, their latest single ’Washed Up'; a catchy 80s inspired indie-pop track akin to that of MGMT and M83, uses punchy synth melodies and an extended song structure to show the brilliant progression of Telemarkk’s sound, encapsulating all of their broad influences into a single track in hopes to build on their portfolio of locally and globally successful releases...