Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce Scottish indie icons Teenage Fanclub will return to New Zealand in March 2024, performing their first live shows down under since 2019.

The renowned Glasgow five-piece – led by founding members Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, with drummer Francis Macdonald, bassist Dave McGowan and keyboardist Euros Childs – will perform a headline show at Auckland's Powerstation. Todays tour news comes in celebration of the bands upcoming 11th studio album, Nothing Lasts Forever – set for release on September 22.

A rare thing, Teenage Fanclub are one of Britains most beloved cult outfits, with a career spanning three decades and fervent fans growing up alongside them. Ever since their formation in 1989, the bands esteemed discography has soundtracked many a life: from the early ‘90s era-defining Bandwagonesque to albums such as Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain, Howdy!, Man Made, Shadows & Here, Endless Arcade and more.

With music recorded in an intense ten-day period in the bucolic Welsh countryside at Monmouths Rockfield Studios, one of the recurring themes of upcoming, new LP Nothing Lasts Forever is light, as a both a metaphor for hope and as an ultimate destination further down the road. You can hear the effect of that environment on the bands new record – its full of soft breeze, wide skies, beauty and space.

We never talk about what were going to do before we start making a record, explains Raymond of the forthcoming release. The record feels reflective, and I think the more we do this thing, the more we become comfortable with going to that place of melancholy, feeling and expressing those feelings.

These songs are definitely personal, adds Norman. Youre getting older, youre going into the cupboard getting the black suit out more often. Thoughts of mortality and the idea of the light must have been playing on our minds a lot … When we write, its a reflection of our lives.

Looking for positives while faced with the grim realities of the 21st century feels very Teenage Fanclub – a band who've been a force for good for over three decades and who can effortlessly turn melancholy into glorious, chiming harmony. Selling out shows across the country on their 2019 headline tour, dont miss the incredible Teenage Fanclub when they return to New Zealand next March!

Teenage Fanclub