Influenced by the likes of Neil Young and the Beach Boys, Teenage Fan Club have been making music since the tail end of the 80s. Although their debut album, A Catholic Education, achieved some success, the band hadn’t quite found their sound. Their album, Bandwagonesque, is where things started to come together.
Featuring the single, Star Sign, Bandwagonesque brought the band to the attention of the US. By this point, the Fanclub was finding their stride, with cohesive harmonies and controlled riffage.
However, it wasn’t until ‘95s Grand Prix that the band started to gain ground in the UK. The lead single, Sparky’s Dream, received universal acclaim and led to Oasis’ Liam Gallagher describing the Fanclub as “the second best band in the world”.
Despite various line-up changes, the Scottish five-piece is recording new material, and there are whispers of a new tour in the pipeline.