The Telescopes say a festival of all the dead greats would be their perfect line-up, but will their set at Gigantic Festival 2016 (28 May) be great too?
Tell us what you’ve been up to since last summer?
We released our eighth album, Hidden Fields, at the end of the summer, then toured it around France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, the UK, West Coast USA and the Mid West – it’s ongoing. I’ve been working on recordings with some help from members of Flavor Crystals and LSD And The Search For God. I’ve also collaborated on a track with Enrique Maymi from BJM’s band, The Imajinary Friends, and I’m working on new material with St Deluxe up in Glasgow.
How would you describe your sound?
Beyond the realm of natural vision.
You’re set to play Gigantic Festival 2016 – what can we expect?
The all-embracing maelstrom of The Telescopes.
Who else are you excited to see at Gigantic festival?
If you could curate your own festival what would the line-up look like with artists dead or alive?
All the dead ones if that’s an option. I can see the living ones any time.
What’s your best festival memory?
Wandering around the Green Field at Glastonbury in 1987, unaware of what I’d encounter next.
What’s in your festival survival kit?
A backstage pass.
Apart from music, what should the ideal festival have?