'We always end up experimenting with our sound when we write'
- Teen Brains
Teen Brains are Britain’s best kept secret and they are on the rise. Reviews are boisterous, and they on top, supporting Peace on their sold out shows in Norwich. Third Outing caught up with Teen Brains to check the hype and to give you the insight of one of Britain’s top bands.
“Well me, Jack, and Tyler started the band as a little recorded project, we had no intentions of playing shows. We just wanted to record something, stick it on Bandcamp and leave it at that. So we recorded Annabel at college and released it pretty quickly. We got a really sweet response from it and ended up wanting to play shows, so we asked Harley and Jesse if they wanted to be our live band, but they ended up bullying us into joining properly and now we're stuck with them.
Our sound is somewhere between fuzzy shoegaze and guitar pop, with a nod to garage-y psychedelia, a bit of everything really. Annabel was the first song we wrote and recorded as a band. It's a bit of an ode to summer romances, being young and all that stuff. We re-recorded it for the EP because the first version sounded pretty bad; it sounds loads better now we're a four piece too. Drenched is sort of a nod to our hometown, it's sort of saying 'there's not a lot to do around here but hey we've got a beach, so let's just get pissed and go skinny dipping’.
Hopefully 2015 will be just as fun as last year, if not more. We're quite a slack band but now we're finally getting the EP out, we want to try and play as many shows as possible to get it out there. As for a tour we haven't got anything set in stone yet but we've been talking with our agent about sorting out a tour towards the end of summer, so hopefully that goes ahead.
Third Opinion: As you can see, the outfit did not expect such an interest. Our conversation with frontman Jack all but confirms how blown away the band are with the response. They want to play music and what comes with that is an extra for the Teen Brains. After listening to the EP, it seems they really have received the recognition they deserve. It is exactly what a first EP should sound like, It’s promising. It’s eclectic. It’s the sound of our generation, whether you agree or not. There is a phenomenon going on right now and Teen Brains are part of it. Amongst bands such as Spectres, Pope or Joanna Gruesome, imagine the 80's DIY ethos blended with shoegaze influences and a hatred of pop manufactured bands. That’s exactly what we are achieving here. Teen Brains embody this sound and therefore the new generation.