Australian breakthrough act Teenage Dads are back with a science fiction-inspired new single “Speed Racer” (out now, via Chugg Music).
Following a series of electric live shows across Europe in recent weeks supporting Lime Cordiale, the band are now pleased to confirm their first ever UK + Ireland headline gigs and will return for a short stretch of shows in June.
Combining gritty yet melodic retro-inspired vocals, tight-knit rhythms and memorable hooks, new single “Speed Racer” captures the essence of Teenage Dad’s eclectic fusion of genres and proves again their perfected knack for engaging story-telling. Speaking about the inspiration for the track, the band explain: “In reference to the 1967 anime and 2008 film, “Speedracer” is the person that sends your heart racing at a 1000 miles per hour without a second thought.”
With a dynamic interplay of funky basslines, driving percussion, and vibrant synth textures, Teenage Dads create a mesmerising sonic landscape reminiscent of the Talking Heads’ experimental spirit while staying true to their own characterful sense of fun.
“Speed Racer” is the first we’ve heard from the four-piece since the release of their Midnight Driving EP (featuring fan favourites ‘Hey, Diego!’, ‘Exit Sign’ and Hottest 100 debut track ‘Teddy’) that charted at #2 in the Australian Album Charts, and at #28 in the ARIA Album charts. Since then, the band have taken the new music on a huge tour across Australia & New Zealand playing to sold-out crowds before hitting the road again with Groovin The Moo 2023.
Most recently, Teenage Dads have completed a stretch of shows as special guests with good friends Lime Cordiale on their recent EU headline tour and will soon kick-off their own run of headline shows across the UK and Ireland. Dates are as follows:
TEENAGE DADS UK + IRELAND TOUR
21.06.2023 02 Islington2, London – UK
22.06.2023 The Louisiana, Bristol- UK
23.06.2023 The Lodge, Manchester – UK
24.06.2023 Upstairs Whelans, Dublin – IE
Tickets on sale now.