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CULT CLASSIC: TEENAGE FANCLUB- TALES FROM NORTHERN BRITAIN.

Cult Classic: Teenage Fanclub-Tales From Northern Britain. There aren’t many Scottish bands have enjoyed the longevity and commercial success that Teenage Fanclub have enjoyed over the past four decades. Scotland’s Kings of jangle pop have been together for thirty-one years, released ten albums and toured the world several times and are still going strong. However, like many bands before them, it took  a couple of albums …

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GOOSEBUMPS 25 YEARS OF MARINA RECORDS-VINYL.

Goosebumps 25 Years Of Marina Records-Vinyl. Label: Marina Records Any indie label that has survived for the last twenty-five years is obviously doing something right. Especially given how challenging a market it has  been for both major and indie labels during that period. Everything from the supposed death of vinyl to the introduction of illegal torrents, MP3s, …

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TEENAGE FANCLUB-BANDWAGONESQUE-VINYL

Teenage Fanclub-Bandwagonesque-Vinyl. Label: Sony Music. Having signed to Creation Records in 1991, Teenage Fanclub proceeded to pull  a musical rabbit out if the hat when they released their third album Bandwagonesque on the “19th” of November 1991. Bandwagonesque was an award-winning, game-changer of album by Kings of Jangle Pop,Teenage Fanclub who came of age musically.  …

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TEENAGE FANCLUB-GRAND PRIX AND TALES FROM NORTHERN BRITAIN-VINYL.

Teenage Fanclub-Grand Prix and Tales From Northern Britain. Label: Sony Music. There aren’t many Scottish bands have enjoyed the longevity and commercial success that Teenage Fanclub have enjoyed over the past three decades.. Scotland’s Kings of jangle pop have been together for twenty-nine years, released ten albums and toured the world several times.  Still though, Teenage Fanclub still going strong, and on the “10th” of August …

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TEENAGE FANCLUB-HERE-LIMITED EDITION VINYL EDITION.

TEENAGE FANCLUB-HERE-LIMITED EDITION VINYL EDITION.  Recently, Teenage Fanclub returned with their much anticipated tenth album, Here. It was the followup to  Shadows, which was released in May 2010. A lot has changed in the last six years. This includes the resurgence in interest in vinyl. Suddenly, a new generation are discovering the delights of vinyl. It’s a hipster’s new best …

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TEENAGE FANCLUB-HERE.

TEENAGE FANCLUB-HERE. After a six year absence, Glasgow’s very own Kings of jangle pop, Teenage Fanclub have just returned with their much anticipated tenth album, Here. It was released on the PeMa label, and is the long awaited followup to Shadows, which was released in May 2010. Since then, the members of Teenage Fanclub have …

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TEENAGE FANCLUB-SONGS FROM NORTHERN BRITAIN.

TEENAGE FANCLUB-SONGS FROM NORTHERN BRITAIN. The band I am going to write about in this article have an unusual feature. There are three songwriters in the band, and each songwriter sings their own song. This band is a democracy, and each songwriter is given the same amount of playing time for their songs. These songwriters …

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