Teenage Fanclub

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Teenage Fanclub: Endless Arcade review – heartbreak and joy
A devastating love song sets the tone for the Fanclub’s 12th album

Kitty Empire

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake: ‘My first band was the Spanking Newts’
Back with a new album, the Fannies frontman remembers his teenage years, from the kindness of the Specials to selling guitar strings to John Martyn – and trying to impress with his ice-skating skills

As told to Dave Simpson

22, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic
Irvine Welsh’s cracking adaption of an autobiography by the ‘President of Pop’ flashes from My Bloody Valentine to his discovery of Oasis

Cath Clarke

18, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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All bands on deck: aboard the Belle and Sebastian Med and music cruise
Tempted by dolphins, flamingos, golden twilights and great bands, 2,000 fans signed up for the Boaty Weekender, some even coming from New Zealand. We join them in the hot-tub

Malcolm Jack

13, Aug, 2019 @5:10 PM

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Teenage Fanclub: how we made Bandwagonesque
‘I was on the phone to lawyers and labels in New York while still living in a council flat and unable to afford the bus fare to rehearsals’

Interviews by Tim Jonze

12, Aug, 2019 @1:36 PM

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Teenage Fanclub review – classic lineup bids farewell with glorious nostalgia trip
With founder member Gerard Love leaving after this tour, Teenage Fanclub spent three nights revisiting the bubblegum glory of their classic years

Graeme Virtue

01, Nov, 2018 @1:23 PM

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The greatest Scottish indie bands – ranked!
With five beloved Teenage Fanclub albums coming back around on vinyl this summer, we look at the best of the band’s Scottish indie brethren

Alexis Petridis

04, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Ben Gibbard on Teenage Fanclub: 'A reminder of beauty in the world'
The Death Cab for Cutie singer has rerecorded Bandwagonesque, Teenage Fanclub’s 1991 album. How did an ‘incredibly romantic’ Seattle teenager get hung up on four blokes from Scotland?

Ben Gibbard

26, Jul, 2017 @10:03 AM

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Teenage Fanclub review – mellow fellows
Scotland’s indie veterans play nice, as ever. But you can’t help wishing for just a little Teenage angst…

Kitty Empire

04, Dec, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Teenage Fanclub: Here review – heart-tugging reacquaintance

Tim Jonze

08, Sep, 2016 @9:15 PM

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Teenage Fanclub: ‘We were never famous, so we’re still getting old’
Indie survivors Teenage Fanclub and their sweet, sunny, smart songs still have a fervent following. So what has prompted the sadness on their new album?

Jude Rogers

04, Sep, 2016 @7:15 AM

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Teenage Fanclub – watch the new video from a group you can grow old with
Have a look at the promo for I’m in Love, the first single from the Scottish veterans’ new album

Michael Hann

28, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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