TEENAGERSINTOKYO set a date for debut album and live shows
TEENAGERSINTOKO release their debut album Sacrifice and single 'End It Tonight' through Back Yard Recordings on 10th May 2010.
Recorded at Bryn Derwen studios deep in the welsh countryside with Faultline mainman and twice Mercury Prize nominated Bat For Lashes producer David Kosten; 'Sacrifice' draws together the most exciting subterranean music of the past thirty years. Sinister, crawling synths marry pulsing rhythms and screaming guitars.
In a short space of time TEENAGERSINTOKO have come from nothing to headlining the launch of The Great Escape, selling out venues across the UK, bagging support from the likes of Zane Lowe, XFM and the NME; and most recently topping the Hype Machine chart with The Horrors remix of 'Peter Pan'.
Following the celebrated release of their self-titled EP in 2008 the band caught everyone's attention, landing themselves international acclaim, support slots with CSS, The Slits & Gossip, a record deal with Backyard and a move to the other side of the world. The result is debut album Sacrifice; an album that promises delight, thick in imagery, where landscapes and fire dominate the pastoral gloom. Album references are immaculate: 'Isabella' recalls prime era Siouxie & The Banshees with a serrated electro punk edge; while 'Long Walk Home' is awash with Joy Division synth swatches. The relative light and optimism of 'New Day' is outweighed by the emotional calamity of 'End It Tonight', and new single 'Peter Pan', whips, lashes and sparks like a loose electric cable. The bass is tar thick, the drums edgy and jittering, the guitars sharp and slicing. And caught in the centre, singer Samantha Lim's veneer of fragile innocence fractures and collapses to allow glimpses to the turmoil beneath. It's a crooked shadow racing for the dancefloor with its knives drawn.
TEENAGERSINTOKYO are poised to take their place amongst the art-pop new wave; now sultry shimmerscapes like '3046' and deviant dancefloor destroyers like 'Talk To The Fire' and 'End It Tonight' are set to draw back the curtain on a more opulent Big Picture. Prepare to be dazzled, blackened, bewitched.
April 9th - London - CAMP
April 15th - Sheffield - DQ
April 21st - Newcastle - Roxy @ Offshore 44
May 8th - London - Be @ Proud
May 14th - Brighton - The Great Escape Festival
May 12th - Rome - Club NME
May 21st - London - Stag & Dagger Festival
May 22nd - Liverpool, UK - Sound City Festival
May 29th - Exeter - Indie Cavern
June 15th - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Summer Ball