A roller-coaster ride of a track full of camp, cheese and sass, «Love Zone» moves from down-and-dirty blues to in-your-face punk. «Love Zone» is one of the band’s most beloved songs to play live and shows off their theatrical side.
Fronted by transgender activist, Casper James, Telgate are an unapologetically queer, loud and honest band that make their own brand of Aggro-Glam. Their major influences from 60s & 70s psych, glam rock, proto-punk and riot-grrrl mix together to create a dramatic experience catered towards the eccentrics and the glamorous.
Of «Love Zone» , Casper James says: «The song talks about sexuality in a humorous and sometimes vulgar manner – LGBTQ people’s sex life is so often frowned upon, seen as taboo and something that is expected to be unspoken of for the comfort of heterosexual people. ‘Love Zone’ shows that we couldn’t care less about that. We are intentionally vulgar, and intentionally shocking, because we refuse to censor ourselves and our identities for the comfort of normality. As well as being a sex positive song, it champions self-love and confidence too – We should hope that anyone who listens to Love Zone, no matter who you are and where you come from, that it makes you feel as badass as it makes us feel performing it».
The single was recorded with Andrew Sanders at Kings Road Studio, Cardiff who the band got to know after being mentored by him during their time on the Welsh talent development programme Forté Project.
Telgate have an exciting year ahead with the release of their debut EP as well as a number of live shows in the pipeline including a gig at Le Pub in July and an appearance at Focus Wales in October.
Saturday 31st July – Le Pub, Newport (with Bandicoot, CHROMA & Clwb Fuzz)
9th October – Focus Wales, Wrexham
Photo by Sian Adler