WAY BEFORE RELEASING THEIR DEBUT LP , THEY WERE MAKING HEADLINES WITH REMIXES FOR AIR, CHROMEO, BLACK GHOSTS, GOLDFRAPP AND SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, WHILE THEIR CONTROVERSIAL LYRICS GENERATED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HITS ON THEIR WEBSITE. THE GREEK AUDIENCE WILL SOON GET THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THEM LIVE IN ATHENS, ONCE THE DATES ARE FINALISED. MEET THE TEENAGERS!
The Teenagers started out as a joke in 2005, when French singer Quentin Delafon, guitarist and keyboardist Dorian Dumont and bassist Michael Szpiner set up a Myspace page for a fake band and used the comments that were posted as an inspiration for their songs. They soon made heads turn with tracks like “Homecoming” which flirted with misogyny and “Fuck Nicole”, a track referring to Nicole Richie.
Labels such as Merok and Kitsune released their first EPs soon after, which were soon sold out and had to be re-issued and their debut LP entitled “Reality check” was released in March 2008 on XL Recordings, the label behind White Stripes and M.I.A. Their music can be described as a mixture of rock, electro and indie, referencing Pulp, The Strokes and Serge Gainsbourg, while their stylistic approach is very East London. Their critics accuse them of being more interested in impressing people rather than the essence of what they do but their fans argue that behind their silly chords you’ll find intelligent and self critical lyrics. The band themselves retain a sense of humour citing vodka, Swedish girls and sex as their main influences. One thing is for sure, The Teenagers manage to turn every gig they do into a hedonistic party, an experience we are soon to witness ourselves in this country!