Last night I had a great time at London Islington Assembly Hall enjoying both new songs and old performed by Norman Blake (singer/guitarist), Gerard Love (bass), Dave MacGowan (keyboards and guitar), Francis MacDonald (drums), and Raymond McGinley (lead guitar). Here are a few photos I took - you'll notice some of my snaps have a Gerhard Richter quality about them.
Above: Teenage Fanclub performing "Don't Look Back"
Above: I bump into my mate Alan Woodhouse
Above: The band perform "I Need Direction"
Above: The Fannies play some new material (all of which was very good)
Above: Mr Blake and chums
Above: The hard working rhythm section
Above: The band performing "The Concept"
Above: Francis on drums
Above: (Aftershow) TV funnyman Kevin Eldon and comedy chum Joel Morris
Above: The new Teenage Fanclub
album is called Here
, and will be released on 9 Sept. It will be available on all popular formats: vinyl, CD, cassette and digital.It was recorded at Vega Studio, nr Carpentras, Provence and at Raymond’s place in Pollokshields, Glasgow. We mixed it at Clouds Hill Recordings in Hamburg. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. I’m In Love
2. Thin Air
3. Hold On
4. The Darkest Part Of The Night
5. I Have Nothing More To Say
6. I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive
7. The First Sight
8. Live In The Moment
9. Steady State
10. It’s A Sign
11. With You
12. Connected To Life