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Teenage Fanclub share "Foreign Land" alongside new album announcement

23 May 2023, 16:28 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Teenage Fanclub announce their eleventh studio album, Nothing Lasts Forever.

To accompany the announcement of their new album, the band have shared a video for lead track and album opener "Foreign Land” shot by longtime collaborator Donald Milne.

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 called Nothing Lasts Forever we thought it would be appropriate to shoot a video inside a tomb”.

While the vocals and the finishing touches on Nothing Lasts Forever were recorded at Raymond McGinley’s place in Glasgow, the music was recorded in an intense ten-day period in the bucolic Welsh countryside at Rockfield Studios, near Monmouth in late August. This is the same studio that they used to record their 2000 album, Howdy!.

The band that recorded Nothing Lasts Forever - Blake, McGinley along with Francis Macdonald on drums, Dave McGowan on bass and Euros Childs on keyboards - arrived at the residential studio without a fixed plan. Their confidence and ease with working together meant the record came together incredibly quickly.

McGinley says: “When we got offered ten days in Rockfield, we weren’t ready in our minds but then we just thought, ‘Fuck it’ and went for it. If you’re sitting around waiting for the stars to align, you can end up never doing anything. We turned up and worked our way through ideas, and came up with some while we were there. The song Foreign Land was born in the studio. If we hadn’t gone there at that point through happenstance, that song wouldn’t exist. We like to let things happen.

Additionally, Teenage Fanclub have announced an extensive touring schedule throughout the Summer and Autumn, including a full UK tour in November, the dates of which can be found below.


1. Foreign Land
2. Tired Of Being Alone
3. I Left A Light On
4. See The Light
5. It’s Alright
6. Falling Into The Sun
7. Self-Sedation
8. Middle Of My Mind
9. Back To The Light
10. I Will Love You

Nothing Lasts Forever is due out 22 September via Teenage Fanclub's own label PeMa in the UK/Europe and Merge in the US.

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