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Talking Tellison: Back at Kingston Peel
7:00am Monday 20th August 2012 in News
No strangers to Kingston, indie rock sensation Tellison will be back at the Peel when they support American rock band Saves The Day, writes Laura Proto.
The band originally formed in 2003, but the current line up of Stephen Davidson, 25, guitarist and vocalist Peter Phillips, 26, drummer Henry Danowski, 27, and Surbiton boy bassist Andrew Tickell, 27, came in 2005 when the lads met in Kingston at shows put on by Banquet Records.
After putting some tracks together, the band, now signed to Naim, gave a mixtape to Banquet Records, who put on a show for them at the Peel.
Davidson says: “It’s always a good show in Kingston and we look forward to coming back.”
Unlike most musicians, Davidson says he did not have any real inspirations from big artists and that he was much more influenced by people he saw in small venues.
He says: “Seeing them made me realise I could do it. I was never inspired by people and bands who think they are special.”
Over the years Tellison have shared the stage with many well-known artists, including the likes of popular folk rock band Mumford and Sons.
Davidson says: “I remember seeing them and thinking, ‘This is cool but it will never catch on’, but look at them now.”
The band, who have already played 25 gigs with Banquet Records, have even had one of their songs, Gallery, featured on the Inbetweeners TV series.
Davidson says: “It was a risk providing a song for a show that nobody had heard of. But it just blew up and people were like ‘Woah, your song is on the Inbetweeners’. That has given us a lot of exposure.”
Tellison, The Peel, 160 Cambridge Road, Kingston, August 22, £10, visit banquetrecords.com for more information.