THE DEBUT ALBUM
‘Sacrifice’ was recorded at Bryn Derwen studios deep in the welsh countryside with Faultline mainman and twice Mercury Prize nominated Bat For Lashes producer David Kosten. Drawing together the most exciting subterranean music of the past thirty years the result sees sinister, crawling synths marry pulsing rhythms and screaming guitars.
In a short space of time TEENAGERSINTOKYO have come from nothing to headlining the launch of The Great Escape, selling out venues across the UK, bagging support from the likes of Zane Lowe, XFM and the NME; and most recently topping the Hype Machine chart with The Horrors remix of ‘Peter Pan’.
Following the celebrated release of their self-titled EP in 2008 the band caught everyone’s attention, landing themselves international acclaim, support slots with CSS, The Slits & Gossip, a record deal with Back Yard and a move to the other side of the world. The result is debut album ‘Sacrifice’; an album that promises delight, thick in imagery, where landscapes and fire dominate the pastoral gloom. The bass is tar thick, the drums edgy and jittering, the guitars sharp and slicing. And caught in the centre, singer Samantha Lim’s veneer of fragile innocence fractures and collapses to allow glimpses to the turmoil beneath. It’s a crooked shadow racing for the dancefloor with its knives drawn.
TEENAGERSINTOKYO are poised to take their place amongst the art-pop new wave; now sultry shimmerscapes like ‘3046’ and deviant dancefloor destroyers like ‘Talk To The Fire’ and ‘End It Tonight’ are set to draw back the curtain on a more opulent Big Picture. Prepare to be dazzled, blackened, bewitched.
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