ALBUM REVIEW: Teenage Fanclub – Nothing Lasts Forever | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.09.23







Much like pulling on a favourite jumper, there’s always something reassuring about a new Teenage Fanclub album. You immediately know what to expect, and the familiar chiming guitars and sun-soaked harmonies are always comforting.

Thankfully, it’s the same story with their 11th studio album – ten songs which (completely accidentally) ended up with the theme of ‘light’ running through many of them. That’s not to say they’re all upbeat. The jaunty piano on standout track Self Sedation is at odds with its lyrics about life being hard; the lovely I Left A Light On is effectively a breakup song, but even the melancholy melodies warm your heart; while the beautiful I Will Love You is a fitting, fizzing atmospheric finale.


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