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The Teenagers. as they are known on the soul circuit. play soul music with a visceral attitude. authentic and credible in a world where image is more often than not valued higher than music.
Since their formation in a borstal in Granada (Spain) many years ago, the band have had a clear idea of their influences and the musical spirit they wish to impart, with ´60s and ´70s Afro-American Soul foremost in their minds. Their musical tastes are varied, incorporating Jamaican music and the roots of soul and rhythm and blues, as well as the subsequent development of black American music. Above all they love Northern Soul: the music and the culture. The Teenagers have soul music in their veins, when asked they say that they are not soul, nor do they make soul, rather soul makes them.
They have backed in concert such legendary figures of ´60s soul as Dean Parrish and P.P. Arnold, have supported The Jam, and their first single sold out within weeks of its appearance. Their songs are the product of years of passion, dancing to and pouring over the music they love, choruses and arrangements imbued with the true spirit of soul. Smart and with street attitude, they understand the language of the music, reviving the essence of Motown, Atlantic and rare soul. They´re better experienced live, where the forcefulness and presence of Al´s gritty vocal is supplemented by the sumptuous presence of Vanesa Spin´s brilliant Hammond, honest horns of Victor Mac Manaman and Juan Almendros and the classy rhythm section of Javi Frias and Gustavo Fernandez.
Their 2008 debut 7" 'Waiting for the First Bus in the Morning' including 'I Don't Know (Where Is My Girl?)', 'Mess Around -Rock On Music', will be followed by their first LP in the year 2010, recorded in Madrid under the auspices of Carlo Coupé. To get a first impression before 2010 the Teenagers haven chosen to deliver a brand new 7" including 'Keep On Walking' and 'Lean On Me'. Two tracks that represent and show the Teenagers' love for Northern Soul and Jamaican sound. While the A-Side has a touch of reggae, the B-Side is soul at its finest. However both tracks are made to shake your hips. Enjoy the Teenagers!
(added: 2009-12-08 17:13:24 )