Teenage Fanclub back in the studio

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Rejoice, oh fans of the Glaswegian jangle. For the Fannies are in the studio for the next six weeks, recording with... John McEntire of Tortoise. Interesting choice of producer, no?

laticsmon (laticsmon), Friday, 20 February 2004 14:23 (seventeen years ago) link


Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 20 February 2004 14:25 (seventeen years ago) link


janet bean. bobby conn and now teenage fanclub??

what label?

jimmy the doom saint, Friday, 20 February 2004 14:26 (seventeen years ago) link

hmm, I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or not! I loved Howdy and thought that it was a much stronger album than Songs from Northern Britain, but the album they recorded with Jad Fair a year or two back was absolutely dreadful. They are still a great live act...I saw them a year or so back and they are a joy to behold, but I'm not at all sure this record will be a winner.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 20 February 2004 14:31 (seventeen years ago) link

So expect a lot of vibes on the next Fannies LP? Mind you, it makes sense considering that "Howdy!" sounded like the High Llamas in places.

Rob M (Rob M), Friday, 20 February 2004 14:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Don't know what label, unfortunately. Personally I much prefer 'Northern Britain' to 'Howdy!',. Funny that.

laticsmon (laticsmon), Friday, 20 February 2004 14:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, same here - "Northern Britain" is a real comfort music record for me.

Rob M (Rob M), Friday, 20 February 2004 14:38 (seventeen years ago) link

i prefered howdy. i'm excited about this - john mcentire might secure the feature that they wanted with howdy - i.e. to be similar to 'the left banke'.

jimmy the doom saint, Friday, 20 February 2004 14:44 (seventeen years ago) link

six years pass...

this new album is not bad at all

kamerad, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 00:32 (ten years ago) link

here's a thread: Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 02:15 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

TFC are supposedly due back in the studio in Spring - surprising, after the usual 5 year wait wasb expected, but also the first full 'solo' album from a member of TFC is soon to be released:

Two Lines is the opening song from the Lightships album 'Electric Cables' which will be released on Geographic on the 2nd April 2012.

Lightships is the new project from Gerard Love of Teenage Fanclub.

Electric Cables is an album of tender, observational songs, played with an invigorating and easy sense of purpose; the sound of friends enjoying one another's company and allowing ideas and experiments to flourish. It's a complex and rewarding record that you'll want to keep coming back to. Slow illumination.

Video by Forest Of Black

Pre-order the album here http://www.dominorecordco.com/uk/albums/12-01-12/electric-cable-/]Pre-order the album here http://www.dominorecordco.com/uk/albums/12-01-12/electric-cable-/


Peas, Ants, Pigs & Astronauts (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:31 (nine years ago) link

seven years pass...

New single

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 22:16 (two years ago) link

where's the LOVE

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 22:29 (two years ago) link

love the fannies but hard to be excited about this. pleasant enough

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:21 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

^ felt similarly about a few of the other songs released ahead of Endless Arcade, but "The Sun Won't Shine On Me" is lovely and got me interested again. Turns out the album holds together well, I'm enjoying it quite a bit already.

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Sunday, 2 May 2021 05:09 (one week ago) link

Yeah, I think “hangs together well” is a good description. Listened to it a couple of times last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. Works as a whole for me. Reminds me a little of ‘Man Made’ in places. I like it more than ‘Here’.

hamicle, Sunday, 2 May 2021 07:55 (one week ago) link

I don't know why but hearing Norman singing about his marriage break-up seems more heartbreaking that coming from anyone else

PaulTMA, Sunday, 2 May 2021 12:55 (one week ago) link

i just saw they released a new album Endless Arcade, very excited about this new fact.

Bee OK, Saturday, 8 May 2021 23:34 (three days ago) link

xpost yeah ... Norman is in a dark place on this record

alpine static, Sunday, 9 May 2021 06:05 (two days ago) link

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