Album review: Teenage Fanclub - 'Shadows' (PEMA)

Album review: Teenage Fanclub - 'Shadows' (PEMA)

Less ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’, more ‘if you stick anything other than winningly smiley guitar chords and maybe a bit of organ on this I’ll smash an acoustic over your cranium!’, Teenage Fanclub return with their first album...

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Teenage Fanclub & Jad Fair : Words Of Wisdom And Hope

Teenage Fanclub & Jad Fair : Words Of Wisdom...

On long wintry afternoons in the NME office, thoughts naturally turn to sunnier climes and those potentially perfect indie-interfaces: the Coral and Reef ; the Bees and the Hives . Suffice to say, the collaborative appeal of Teenage...

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Teenage Fanclub/Jad Fair  :  Near To You

Teenage Fanclub/Jad Fair : Near To You

An inspired collaboration between Scotland's premiere hookmeisters and America's most idiosyncratic - and enduring - underground talent. Apparently, Jad's been hanging out in Glasgow quite a bit recently with his old buddies, crashing at Norman...

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Teenage Fanclub / Astrid : Dumb Dumb Dumb / It Never Happened

Teenage Fanclub / Astrid : Dumb Dumb Dumb / It...

Heady on a diet of future-juice and techno-buzz, yer dancey bigot will often approach records by the likes of the Fannies and mutter something along the lines of: "Why are people still making records like this in the 21st century?" It's a flimsy...

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Teenage Fanclub: London Camden Underworld

Teenage Fanclub: London Camden Underworld

The last of Teenage Fanclub's three-night London residency, and the anticipation is palpable. Following electric and acoustic shows, tonight is advertised as a guitar-free performance, charming frontman Norman Blake originally suggesting it would...

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Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University

If ever Teenage Fanclub needed proof of their validity over a decade after they began, they only need look around. Forget the pre-gig buzz of anticipation and the shouts for old favourites, tonight's crowd have already shown their devotion in the...

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Dublin Olympia

Dublin Olympia

No light-show, no explosions, no strippers, dancers, guest rappers or fancy visuals. There is a Halloween fireworks display on the streets outside, for which Norman Blake duly thanks us and tells us it wasn't necessary. But with Teenage Fanclub...

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Teenage Fanclub : Howdy!

Teenage Fanclub : Howdy!

Freedom. Horrible, horrible freedom. Cloistered in the depths of Creation's roster since 1991, he untidy collapse of Alan McGee's great musical looked like Teenage Fanclub's apocalypse. Indulged to explore their uncommercial whimes for so many...

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