Rock preview: Telepathe, London

Catch, E2, Mon 24

Even if you don't know them personally, Telepathe are a band you can get a good idea of by the company they keep. With their forthcoming Dance Mother album produced by 2008's most ubiquitous producer, Dave Sitek - the man behind TV On The Radio and Scarlett Johansson - and associates of Animal Collective, they are operating at the fringes of a Brooklyn scene which has brought us the likes of Yeasayer and MGMT. Not that this would cut any ice at all with Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes, the group's core duo. Long on attitude, and rumoured to be confrontationally unengaging in performance, Telepathe are the antithesis of clubbable team players. Instead, with the likes of the single Chrome's On It, the pair make an oddball electronic pop: kin to the freaky, Virgin Suicides rock of Effi Briest, the band are operating in that part of musical behaviour which is so far leftfield, you could almost see it catching on.

• Catch, E2, Mon 24


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