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Teenage Fanclub announce new album, Endless Arcade

By | Published on Tuesday 17 November 2020

Tenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub have announced that they will release their tenth studio album – their first featuring former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs on keyboards – next March. It’s called ‘Endless Arcade’.

“I think of an endless arcade as a city that you can wander through, with a sense of mystery, an imaginary one that goes on forever”, says the band’s Raymond McGinley. “When it came to choosing an album title, it seemed to have something for this collection of songs”.

“The process [of making the album was] much the same as it always has been”, he goes on. “In 1989 we went into a studio in Glasgow to make our first LP. Francis [MacDonald] starts setting up his drums, the rest of us find our spots around him and off we go”.

“Thirty years later Francis is setting up his drums in Clouds Hill Recordings in Hamburg”, he continues. “A few hours later we’re recording the first song. We don’t conceptualise, we don’t talk about it, we just do it. Each of us are thinking our own thoughts, but we don’t do much externalising. We just feel our way into it”.

The band’s other songwriter, Norman Blake, adds: “We were very comfortable with each other in the studio. I think some of the playing is a bit freer and looser than on recent albums. Dave [McGowan] and Euros’ playing is amazing, and Francis on drums is really swinging”.

“The whole process of making this album was very invigorating. Everyone in the band contributed a lot and the song arrangements came together really quickly. Everything felt fresh”, he concludes.

The album is set for release on 5 Mar 2021 through PeMa and Merge. Here’s first single ‘Home’: