Teenage Fanclub today announce their new album, 'Nothing Lasts Forever', due out 22nd September via their own label PeMa in the UK/Europe and Merge in the US.
To accompany the announcement the band have shared a video for lead track and album opener 'Foreign Land' shot by longtime collaborator Donald Milne – watch it here:
Additionally, Teenage Fanclub have announced an extensive touring schedule, including a full UK tour in November, the dates of which can be found below.
Norman Blake on "Foreign Land": “The song is about moving forward, not dwelling on the past. We shot the video in Hamilton Mausoleum, near Glasgow. Given that the album is calledNothing Lasts Forever we thought it would be appropriate to shoot a video inside a tomb”.
The first sound you hear is a sustained feedback note that hangs in the air with the grace of a dragonfly before an acoustic riff spirals out of it, soaring upwards. It’s blissful and sun-soaked, like a late summer haze blurring out all the details on the horizon. When voices join the music, they arrive perfectly locked together, honed in on a single melody. “It’s time to move along / and leave the past behind me…” The message is simple. Don’t look back, only forward.
"Foreign Land'" is the opening track on Teenage Fanclub’s eleventh full studio album 'Nothing Lasts Forever'. That track - and the rest of this beautifully rich and melodic album - is the sound of a season’s end, of the last warm days of the year while nights begin to draw in and thoughts become reflective and more than a little melancholy.
That reflection is everywhere on the record, whether on the autumnal folk rock of "Tired Of Being Alone" that repositions Laurel Canyon to somewhere deep in the heart of the Wye Valley, the William Blake quoting "Self-Sedation" or on the song that preceded 'Nothing Lasts Forever'’s completion, last year’s "I Left A Light On", where a spark of hope is kept alight at the end of a relationship.
Teenage Fanclub Oct/Nov seated venues tour - UK Dates:
03 November – Belfast - Queen's University - Mandela Hall
05 November - Glasgow - Tramway Theatre
06 November - Aberdeen - Tivoli Theatre
07 November - Edinburgh - Assembly Rooms
08 November – Leeds - Brudenell
09 November - Gateshead - Sage Hall 2
11 November - Manchester - RNCM Theatre
12 November - Sheffield - Leadmill
13 November - Bath - Komedia
14 November - Birmingham - Town Hall
17 November - London - EartH
18 November – London – EartH