|Mar 08, 2017||The Triffid, Brisbane - 18+|
|Mar 11, 2017||Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 18+|
|Mar 13, 2017||Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 18+|
ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE TOUR
Frontier Touring is excited to announce the return of one of the UK’s most celebrated bands – Scottish five-piece Teenage Fanclub, who return to Australia in March 2017 for their very first headline shows since 2005.
Widely recognised as masters of alternative rock/pop, the Scottish outfit will play two headline dates in Brisbane and Melbourne, with tickets on sale Friday 28 October.
While in the country they’ll also perform at the already announced Golden Plains festival (VIC), plus a Sydney date at Taronga Zoo.
Teenage Fanclub return following the release of their acclaimed 10th studio album, Here, out now on the band’s own PeMa label/Warner Music Australia. Three decades of peerless songwriting and almost telepathic musicianship between founding members Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley and Gerard Love, plus drummer Francis MacDonald and keyboard player Dave McGowan, means Here more than makes up for a six-year wait for new music:
‘The band’s subtlest, warmest release to date and also one of their strongest’ – Pitchfork
‘An utterly spellbinding record that shows with maturity that the band only grows and improve’ – The Quietus
Hazy guitars, upbeat drums and three voices: across 12 tracks – four each by Blake, Love and McGinley, including the single ‘I’m In Love’ – Teenage Fanclub continue to push their boundaries, three decades in.
Formed in 1989, Teenage Fanclub famously broke through with their iconic third album Bandwagonesque, featuring the classics such as ‘The Concept’, ‘What You Do To Me’ and ‘Alcoholiday’. That record beat out Nirvana’s Nevermind for SPIN’s ‘1991 Album Of The Year’ (they later toured with the grunge gods). Ever since, they’ve built a loyal audience with a steady release of music that’s solidified their position as songcraft royalty, including LPs such as Grand Prix (1995), Songs From Northern Britain (1997), Howdy! (2000), Mad-Made (2005), and 2010’s Shadows.
Joining Teenage Fanclub at Brisbane and Sydney shows is Aussie three-piece The Goon Sax, who released their debut album Up To Anything earlier this year. Tracks such as the title track – watch the video here – and ‘Sweaty Hands’ capture the quirky perfection of the band, who just returned from their first international tour. While in the UK they performed for BBC Radio 6, watch the session here.
With 10 albums and arguably their best release yet in Here, fans are encouraged to act fast to avoid missing out!
Wednesday 8 March – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (18+)
Friday 10 March – Taronga Zoo, Sydney NSW*
Sunday 12 March – Golden Plains, Melbourne VIC*
Monday 13 March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (18+)
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The Goon Sax
BRISBANE SHOW ONLY
Joining Teenage Fanclub at the Brisbane show is Aussie three-piece The Goon Sax, who released their debut album Up To Anything earlier this year. Tracks such as the title track – watch the video here – and ‘Sweaty Hands’ capture the quirky perfection of the band, who just returned from their first international tour. While in the UK they performed for BBC Radio 6, watch the session here.
MELBOURNE SHOWS ONLY
The three piece Melbourne lads combine Smashing Pumpkins-esque fuzzed out guitars with washy, reverb drenched vocals to produce a dreamy yet powerful rock sound. They say they are influenced by Trent’s band from the iconic 90s film Reality Bites, and aspire to be like Mystic Spiral from Daria.
The band have an insatiable work ethic, constantly releasing music that pushes the band in new and exciting direction while giving people catchy, memorable melodies you can sing along to. The band have built an undeniable momentum that has seen them support some of the country’s biggest acts including British India, Saskwatch, Stonefield, Kingswood, DZ Deathrays, the Hoodoo Gurus, Deep Sea Arcade, and Flyying Colours, while gaining praise from media along the way.
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20 Oct 2016
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7.30pm | Doors Open
8.20pm | The Goon Sax
9.30pm | Teenage Fanclub
MELBOURNE (11 MAR)
8.30pm | Doors Open
9.15pm | Support
10.30pm | Teenage Fanclub
MELBOURNE (13 MAR)
7.30pm | Doors Open
8.00pm | Support
9.10pm | Teenage Fanclub
* Please note stage times are a guide only and subject to change without notice