Originally published for The Skinny September 2016 issue.
TeenCanteen – Say It All With A Kiss
Album title: Say It All With A Kiss
Label: Last Night From Glasgow
Release date: 9 Sep
Nadia Younes | 05 Sep 2016
Never ones to deny us of a singalong chorus, TeenCanteen’s debut album Say It All with a Kiss is packed full of infectiously catchy, sing-into-your-hairbrush indie pop anthems that’ll make you feel 14 again.
The album’s tracklist nods to childhood nostalgia in the playfulness of the titles, such as Kung Fu Heartbeats, How We Met (Cherry Pie) and Candyfloss. This theme runs throughout the album: the band bring their best cheerleader impressions as they belt out ‘It’s A-L-W-A-Y-S / It’s always for you’ on Roses (My Love), and frontwoman Carla Easton takes innocent hindsight to a new level on How We Met (Cherry Pie), singing, ‘Like sugar in my cup of coffee / Apples dipped in toffee / This is how we met.’ The Glasgow girl-band’s knack for combining sugary sweet, nursery rhyme-esque lyrics with hammering melodies is undeniable, and it makes for the best kind of punch-packing bubblegum pop.
Listen to: Dancing (Hey You), How We Met (Cherry Pie)