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The Teenagers (French band)

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Years active

Paris, France (2005)

Record label
XL Recordings

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The Teenagers are a French synthpop band formed in late 2005, originally as a joke. They achieved some degree of notoriety with the song "Homecoming", both for its catchy sound and for its explicit content. Their debut album Reality Check was released in the UK on 17 March 2008 and 18 March 2008 in the rest of Europe and the United States.


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Critical reception

The NME praised the bands "self-aware, smart sentiments, played out against a backdrop of lush, danceable, huggable pop." They have been said to "sound like Kraftwerk doing the soundtrack to a porno film" Their music is a mix of an electropop sound, comical lyrics and potent melodies. Their quirky fashion sense is inspired by the eccentric East London style, and copied by their cult fanbase. The track "Homecoming" was elected 4th best song of 2007 by NME. During 2008 The Teenagers toured the globe (25 countries, 100 cities) to promote their debut album "Reality Check" and they are now writing new material. They played at the Reading Festival (UK), at Glastonbury (UK) and Summersonic (Japan) and have been invited as a support band by Vampire Weekend in the US and Europe.

Studio albums

  • Reality Check (2008)
  • Extended plays

  • The World Is Not Fair EP (2007)
  • Singles

  • "Homecoming" (2007)
  • "Starlett Johansson" (2007)
  • "Fuck Nicole" (US/Canada only release) (2008)
  • "Love No" (2008)
  • "Make It Happen" (2008)
  • "Made Of" (2010)
  • "Secret Crush" (2012)
  • Remixes

  • GoodBooks – "The Illness" (2007)
  • Lo-Fi-Fnk – "City" (2007)
  • Au Revoir Simone – "Fallen Snow" (2007)
  • The Black Ghosts – "Face" (2007)
  • Air – "Mer Du Japon" (2007)
  • New Young Pony Club – "The Bomb" (2007)
  • Shiny Toy Guns – "Don't Cry Out" (2007)
  • Chromeo – "Bonafied Lovin" (2007)
  • Scanners – "Lowlife"
  • Goldfrapp – "Happiness" (2008)
  • Simian Mobile Disco – "It's the Beat" (2008)
  • Vampire Weekend – "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" (2008)
  • Britney Spears – "Womanizer" (2008)
  • Fall Out Boy – "America's Suitehearts" (2008)
  • Black Gold – "Plans and Reveries" (2008)
  • Phoenix – "1901" (2009)
  • Au Revoir Simone – "Shadows" (Unknown)
  • Kate Nash – "Kiss That Grrrl" (2010)
  • Alizée – "Les Collines (Never leave you)" (2011)
  • Solomun – "Forever" (2012)
  • Songs

    Fuck NicoleReality Check · 2008
    Starlett JohanssonReality Check · 2008
    HomecomingReality Check · 2008


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