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TEENAGE FANCLUB are to play live without any guitars as part of a three-night residency in LONDON, NME.COM can reveal.
The band are confirmed to perform three nights at the London Camden Underworld on April 17-19.
Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, Fanclub guitarist Raymond McGinley said the band plan to perform one night as a full electric band, one acoustic set, and one show with no guitars at all.
He said: “We’ve been trying to think of a way to do something a bit different with three shows in the same place. We started thinking that we could do one normal show. Then someone asked us to do an acoustic show. So we thought we’d do one with electric guitars, and one with acoustic guitars, and so then we thought it’d be good if we could do it with no guitars.”
Asked what Teenage Fanclub would sound like with no guitars, McGinley joked that he had “no idea” because they “haven’t worked it out yet”.
He continued: “We’ll probably do it completely electronic, but we haven’t had much idea yet! We think it should work out pretty good, it’s a good challenge for us to do something a bit different. It could be interesting…
“We don’t want it to be a pastiche, or just a laugh, we want it right. We look forward to starting work on it. I think we’ll try and do it song-by-song, think of the song and work it out.”
McGinley said the band were planning on varying their set each night, because “different songs suit different formats”. He added that they are not ruling out the possibility of performing similar events in other cities across the UK, if it is successful.
Tickets for the shows are priced £10, and go on sale today (March 15).
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