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Combining a harmonious blend of gritty retro-infused vocals, tightly woven rhythms, and unforgettable hooks, the latest single from Teenage Dads, “Speed Racer,” encapsulates the very essence of their genre-defying artistry. Once again, the band showcases their mastery of captivating storytelling, leaving listeners eagerly entranced.

Delving into the inspiration behind the track, the band sheds light on its origins, stating, “Drawing inspiration from the iconic 1967 anime and the exhilarating 2008 film, ‘Speed Racer’ personifies that electrifying force that sets your heart racing at a relentless pace, never pausing for a second thought.”

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With a dynamic interplay of infectious basslines, driving percussion, and vibrant synth textures, Teenage Dads paint a mesmerizing sonic landscape that evokes the experimental spirit of the legendary band Talking Heads, all while maintaining their distinct and playful charisma.

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“Speed Racer” marks the highly anticipated return of the four-piece since the release of their acclaimed EP, “Midnight Driving.” This EP, which featured crowd favourites such as ‘Hey, Diego!’, ‘Exit Sign’, and their debut track ‘Teddy,’ made an impressive impact, soaring to #2 on the Australian Album Charts and securing the #28 spot on the esteemed ARIA Album charts. Eager to share their new musical creations with their dedicated fanbase, the band embarked on an extensive tour across Australia and New Zealand, delivering electrifying performances to sold-out crowds. And the excitement doesn’t end there, as Teenage Dads have also joined forces with the prestigious Groovin The Moo 2023 tour, ready to hit the road once more.

Prepare to be captivated by the intoxicating sounds of Teenage Dads as they invite you on a sonic journey like no other. With “Speed Racer” leading the charge, their unparalleled blend of genres and unmatched musical prowess will undoubtedly leave you breathless and craving for more.

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. The dates are as follows:

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


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