TEENAGE FANCLUB – 30 Candles For 3rd Album ‘BANDWAGONESQUE’

19 November 2021

Band: TEENAGE FANCLUB
Who: Scottish indie jingle-jangle rockers
Active: Since 1989 / 11 studio albums
with this year’s Endless Arcade as the
most recent one.

Anniversary album: BANDWAGONESQUE
Released: 19 November 1991 in the US,
and 4 November 1991 in the UK.

AllMusic says: “The gold standard of the early-’90s power pop revival, in its own way Bandwagoneque was as much a benchmark as contemporary records like Nevermind
and Loveless; though not the generational rallying cry of the former nor the revolutionary
sonic breakthrough of the latter, Teenage Fanclub’s 2nf LP nevertheless heralded the return
of melody and craft, coupled with energy and spirit, hallmarks of much of the greatest rock
and roll of the past, and virtues as rare as hen’s teeth in the years immediately prior to the disc’s release.”
Full review here. Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Status Quo playing slacker rock
with 60s legends The Byrds in harmony on vocals.

Singles/clips: The Concept / What You Do To Me / Star Sign

– THE CONCEPT –

– WHAT YOU DO TO ME –

– STAR SIGN –

Full album on Spotify

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TEENAGE FANCLUB – New Single But Album and Tour Dates Postponed

New sonic impulses…

26 January 2021

Scotland’s guitar pop darlings TEENAGE FANCLUB had their new, 11th album,
entitled Endless Arcade ready for a 5th March release. But that terrible pandemic
made the band decide to postpone the album’s launch to 30th April and their promo
tour dates to September 2021 and the spring of 2022.

The good news is that, to comfort their fans,
the group has dropped a new cut from the LP.

I’m More Inclined has – again – that
harmonious touch of 60s legends The Byrds.

Tune in here…

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The Byrds Vibe Remains The Same – New Chilling Album ‘ENDLESS ARCADE’ By TEENAGE FANCLUB Out

3 May 2021

Band: TEENAGE FANCLUB (Scotland)
Active: Since 1989 / 11 albums (so far)

Album: ENDLESS ARCADE – 11th LP
Released: 30 April 2021 – order info here

Pitchfork: “The Scottish band’s eleventh album feels uniquely pensive,
even tentative. Nearly every song will have you humming along, though
few seem designed to grab your attention…. This thematic territory, self-
doubt, aging, nostalgia—spans the record and can sometimes make
Endless Arcade feel like a gloomy concept album.”

Full review here. Score: 7/10.

Turn Up The Volume: This could easily be their 5th or 10th album.
The jangly Teenage vibe still remains the Byrds same. Melancholic,
ruminant, melodic, and easy-listening. The band reflects on – a not
so bright – present and future. Despite the dreamy pop timbre, the
Scots share a lot to think about, while you hum along.

Singles: Everything Is Falling Apart / Home / I’m More inclined

– EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART –

– HOME –

– I’M MORE INCLINED –

Full album…

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TEENAGE FANCLUB Released Seventh LP ‘HOWDY!’ 20 Years Ago Today

16 October 2020

Band: TEENAGE FANCLUB (Glasgow, Scotland)
Active: since 1989

Album: HOWDY! – their 7th LP
Released: 16 October 2000 – 20 years ago today

NME: “‘Howdy!’ demonstrates that Teenage Fanclub have attained such an
imperious mastery of their one musical trick – Beach Boys, Big Star, Beatles,
Bacharach, Byrds, Badfinger and Band imitated, assimilated and expanded,
that you can’t even be bothered to get annoyed with them anymore.”

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Singles: I Need Direction / Dumb Dumb Dumb

– I NEED DIRECTION –

– DUMB DUMB DUMB –

Full album…

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11th Album Out 30 April – Enjoy New Track ‘THE SUN WON’T SHINE ON ME’ By TEENAGE FANCLUB

New sonic impulses…

16 March 2021

Scotland’s guitar pop crooners TEENAGE FANCLUB
have their new, 11th album ENDLESS ARCADE out
on 30th April.

After lead-single I’m More Inclined the Scots show
their love for 60s legends The Byrds once again.

THE SUN WON’T SHINE ON ME is a harmonious,
melancholic ballad with a jangly, weeping guitar
we heard so much on the works of that American
60s beat group.

Enjoy here…

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