This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. Today’s video is ‘Waiting for Your Good Days’, the new music video from Cardiff-based alt-rock band Red Telephone.
Red Telephone’s new single ‘Waiting for Your Good Days’ lends this week’s Video of the Week a distinctive feel which is rapidly becoming synonymous with the band’s work. The quartet, made up of two sets of brothers, are set to release their first album this spring, with the new single offering a taster of what’s to come from their debut album.
‘Waiting for Your Good Days’ features Red Telephone’s signature layered alt-rock. Since forming in 2018, the Cardiff-based band have been combining angular guitars, Krautrock-inspired rhythms and New Wave-tinged synths with infectious pop sensibilities. Drawing on post punk and synth pop influences, the band has caught the attention of DJs across BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Absolute Radio and Radio X. The video features the band performing their single, alongside shots of them singing from within a red phone box on the streets of Cardiff.
The band’s Declan Andrews has spoken in the past about how Red Telephone’s influences are drawn from an eclectic array of musical inspiration, including David Bowie and Gilla Band, which may go some way towards explaining the combination of soft-rock and synth pop that makes their sound so recognizable.
In a statement about the single, the band have described how ‘Waiting for Your Good Days’ “ponders the teasing nature of time as you seek out a life goal or new way of life; believing that what you week is within touching distance while getting exasperated by the feeling that it is always just about escaping your grasp.”
‘Waiting for Your Good Days’ is out now and available to stream from all the usual places. Their debut album, Hollowing Out, is due for release on March 31st.