Tellison are now set to release a brand new single 'Snow (Don't tell the truth this Christmas)'
Recorded and mixed by Andrew Jenkin @ Rex, London.
Inspired in equal parts by Dave Bazan, The Weakerthans and East 17's "Stay Another Day", Tellison's front man and guitarist SH Davidson wrote 'Snow (Don't tell the truth this Christmas)' on Christmas Day afternoon 2012 while waiting for his Turkey to cook. By that point he realised it was probably too late to get a Christmas single out so 'Snow...' has been gently mulling for 11 months in Tellison's practice space in an East London basement. The song itself is a hopeless request for a Christmas truce, a sad plea for a stay of execution. Where most Christmas singles emphasise the ephemeral positivity of the season and ignore Winter's more sombre aspects, Davidson's song acknowledges the value in that pretence without denying December's underlying melancholy. The song begs for the protection of the joyful Christmas period precisely because without it the freezing sadness might become too much to bear.
Just like with their 2011 Christmas single ("Good Luck It's Christmas") all profits made from their Pay What You Want Bandcamp site will go to The Campaign Against Living Miserably.
Tellison's new album will be released in Spring 2014.
Henry Danowski - Drums / Stephen H Davidson - Vocals, guitar
Andrew Tickell - Bass / Peter Phillips - Guitar, vocals