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Visit Official Site: Telecraze is an Iranian alternative music project from Tehran.
In the Western world, rock ’n’ roll is held to be synonymous with rebellion, but in Iran, according to Hamid Sami, frontman of the Tehran quintet Telecraze, “the rock music scene is an art scene.” That said, very aggressive-sounding music is banned, and those who sing in English, as Sami does, are restricted to playing shows for fewer than 400 people. English music can’t be released legally in Iran, and Sami grew up listening to cassettes by Pink Floyd and Radiohead that friends’ relatives had acquired from outside the country. His music blends acoustic and electric rock with subtle electronic textures and glitchy beats.
Their debut EP, Knockout Mice was released in 2014.
Full album and single song downloads of Telecraze’s music is available at Cafe’ Indie Air!