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Teenage Fanclub: In Their Own Words

July 17, 2018

Ahead of their forthcoming vinyl remasters, which will see five of their finest records remastered and resissued on vinyl (each with an accompanying 7″ single) and live shows later this year, where the band will play three sets drawn from their various eras, we sat down with Norman and Raymond from our Artists of the Month, Teenage Fanclub.

On Why Now Is The Time For The Remasters

“The Creation Records albums haven’t been available on vinyl for a couple of decades, so when Sony asked us if we’d like to work with them on the reissues we were very happy with that. Working at Abbey Road and going through that process has been great.”

On The Upcoming Tour

“We’ll be playing some songs that we’ve never played live, so that’ll be interesting. So it’ll be nice to mix things up a bit like that, and interesting to be working through periods as opposed to albums, ’80s, ’90s. We’re not entirely sure how we’ll do it, but we’ll get there.”

On Their Favourite of the Remasters

“It’s a difficult thing to say, about your own music. It’s more about the times and the environment you get reminded of. You can sit slightly anxious, listening back and then it’s like ‘Okay, we did okay there;. I mean it’s a slight feeling of satisfaction. We’re not jumping around punching the air or anything.”

On Choosing The Tracklistings For The 7″ Singles

“There was so much formatting going on in the ’90s – you’d end up needing eight extra tracks to put on the two CDs and so on. So we’ve tried to keep it to things that were recorded during the actual albums sessions. It’s nice to be able to give just a little bit extra.”

On Creation Records

“Creation were really good, we’d just get in the studio and they’d let us get on with it, we had full artistic control. They always got behind everything we wanted to do in terms of artwork and the like. Alan (McGee) and Dick (Green) really got behind it, used their own money to finance all of this stuff. We always really appreciated them doing that. It was… Risky.”

On Past Collaborations

“We did a track with De La Soul for a film called ‘Judgement Night’, the idea was that they’d get rap acts to do a track with, er, ‘commercial indie bands’ and it just so happened we got De La Soul, which was amazing. Another time we collaborated with Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens (of Big Star) and did a single which the NME put out. We’ve been lucky, to work with people like that.”

Pre-order Teenage Fanclub’s vinyl remasters HERE

2018 Tour Dates:

Oct 29 – Barrowland, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 30 – Barrowland, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 31 – Barrowland, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nov 5 – Academy 3, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 6 – Academy 3, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 7 – Academy 3, Manchester, United Kingdom

Nov 9 – O2 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 10 – O2 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 11 – O2 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nov 13 – Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom
Nov 14 – Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom
Nov 15 – Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom

Buy tickets HERE.

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