Teenage Fanclub are set to release their tenth album – ‘Here’.
The 12-track opus appears on September 9th, six years after the release of 2010’s ‘Shadows’.
On the band’s own PEMA label, it will get a US release via Merge Records, while in the UK it can be pre-ordered via teenage-fanclub.tmstor.es.
The album was recorded with the band’s soundman David Henderson, regular drummer Francis Macdonald and keyboard player Dave McGowan in three locations – firstly at Vega in Provence, then at Raymond’s home in Glasgow, before the final mixing at Clouds Hill in Hamburg.
Among the dozen tunes is lead track ‘I’m In Love’ with its refrain: “We will fade into history, I’m in love with you love… And I like your trajectory, I’m in love with you love”
Of the album, Gerard Love said: “I find that as you get older, everything expands. When you start out, the nucleus of the band is so tightly bound, you’re living in each other’s pockets. Later on, you move away from each other and then everything around you – distance and time – just expands. Life gets in the way.”
Raymond McGinley added: “It does actually feel like ages between records. Once you’re a certain way in, the way it works in my experience is once you’re taking a long time making it, you’re going to take a long time to get back out again.”
Of the Kate Bush-esque intervals between releases, Norman Blake said: “Getting back together to work, even after all these years, does feel a lot like coming home. Thinking about it now, we really should get together a bit more often.”
01 I’m in Love
02 Thin Air
03 Hold On
04 The Darkest Part of the Night
05 I Have Nothing More to Say
06 I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive
07 The First Sight
08 Live in the Moment
09 Steady State
10 It’s a Sign
11 With You
12 Connected to Life
The band embark on a UK / Eire tour in September:
Sept 3: Bristol Fleece. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 4: End Of The Road Festival, Dorset.
Sept 5: London Islington Assembly Hall. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 6: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 7: Manchester Gorilla. *SOLD OUT*
Sept 9-11: Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold. Saint-Amans-des-Côts.
15: Inverness Ironworks
16: Whitley Bay Playhouse *SOLD OUT*
17: Sheffield Leadmill
18: Manchester Academy 2
20: Leeds University
21: Norwich Waterfront
22: London Electric Ballroom *SOLD OUT*
23: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
24: Brighton Concorde 2 *SOLD OUT*
26: Birmingham Institute
27: Cardiff Glee Club *SOLD OUT*
28: Nottingham Rock City
29: Bristol Anson Rooms
30: Cambridge Junction
2: Dublin Academy
3: Glasgow Barrowland *SOLD OUT*
4: Glasgow ABC *SOLD OUT*