NEW ALBUM ‘HERE’ RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 9TH
One of the UK’s most celebrated bands, Teenage Fanclub, make their their long-awaited return with the release of their tenth album, Here, on 9th September. The LP will be released on the band’s own PeMa label via Republic Of Music. The album’s first single, I’m In Love, premiered on 6Music last week and is streaming now. Click below to listen.
Here is the effortless work of a band entirely confident in their own craft – the consolidation of nearly three decades of peerless songwriting and almost telepathic musicianship amongst the band’s three founder members: Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley and Gerard Love. Recorded with the band’s soundman David Henderson alongside regular drummer Francis Macdonald and keyboard player Dave McGowan in three distinctly different environments (initially at Vega in rural Provence, then at Raymond’s home in Glasgow before mixing at Clouds Hill in the industrial heart of Hamburg), it’s a record that embraces maturity and experience and hugs them close.
As ever, song-wise the Fanclub present a textbook representation of democracy in action, the record offering four each by Blake, Love and McGinley. From the almighty chime of opener I’m In Love through The First Sight’s ecstatic soul-search and the paean to unerring friendship With You, Here is a a collection of twelve songs about the only things that truly matter – life and love.
Teenage Fanclub will be touring the UK extensively throughout the Autumn, including two London (Islington Assembly Hall & Electric Ballroom) and two Glasgow (Barrowland and ABC ) shows which sold out within days of going on sale. The band will also be making an exclusive appearance at this year’s End Of The Road festival in September. Scroll down for their full UK touring schedule.
Here will be released 9th September on PeMa via Republic Of Music. Album artwork, tracklisting and new Teenage Fanclub photo by Donald Milne below:
1. I’m In Love
2. Thin Air
3. Hold On
4. The Darkest Part Of The Night
5. I Have Nothing More To Say
6. I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive
7. The First Sight
8. Live In The Moment
9. Steady State
10. Its a Sign
11. With You
12. Connected To Life
Sept 3: Bristol Fleece. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 4: End Of The Road Festival, Dorset.
Sept 5: London Islington Assembly Hall. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 6: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 7: Manchester Gorilla. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 9-11: Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold. Saint-Amans-des-Côts.
15: Inverness Ironworks
16: Whitley Bay Playhouse *SOLD OUT*
17: Sheffield Leadmill
18: Manchester Academy 2
20: Leeds University
21: Norwich Waterfront
22: London Electric Ballroom *SOLD OUT*
23: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
24: Brighton Concorde 2 *SOLD OUT*
26: Birmingham Institute
27: Cardiff Glee Club *SOLD OUT*
28: Nottingham Rock City
29: Bristol Anson Rooms
30: Cambridge Junction
2: Dublin Academy
3: Glasgow Barrowland *SOLD OUT*
4: Glasgow O2 ABC *SOLD OUT*