Right after I checked out their Southern Souls Takeaway Show I was like, ‘whooo are these guys?’ Then I looked a little closer and said, ‘Hey, that looks like Peter!’ And it was. Peter is a friend of friends that has been playing in bands in the area for as long as I’ve known of him, and I’ve always thought he ruled quite a bit. I feel like he’s really found his sound with this Southern, scratchy garage band. I had the opportunity to check out a Teenage Kicks acoustic set while Peter busked for War Child during this year’s Scenefest. He thanked all of his friends (all six of us) for sticking around and watching, for had we not been there it would’ve been sufficiently awkward. I thought he was the best thing I saw their all day, mind you- this is a festival showcasing burgeoning hardcore acts and, well, tiny girls with keytars.
Peter sent me some demos, and we can expect a Shook Our Bones 7″ out sometime in August. To get a sense of this band’s blue-collared, rock & roll ethos, their song ‘Touring Band Blues’ says it all, “”We drove fifteen hours to get here, through a biblical storm of sleet and hail. Van broke down near twenty times, someone in Quebec stole all our gear. I’ve got the touring band blues. We’re the sixth band on a twenty band bill, playing to cows in a farmer’s field. Van caught fire in the parking lot, after all these years we haven’t stopped – I’ve got the touring band blues. Check, Two, Three, Four, is this thing on? Are all ten of you ready for some rock and roll? Five, Six, Seven, Eight, who do kids appreciate these days, anymore? Goodnight, it’s time to Keep On, Keepin’ On.“
Teenage Kicks- Teenage Kicks
Teenage Kicks- Shook Our Bones