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The Pink Teens - Shanghaied

It’s the weekend, it’s time to let it all go and forget the worries of the week that has preceded. But before you launch into you two-day whirlpool of escapist hedonism, a soundtrack needs to be decided upon.

Step up Friday’s Track of the Day, which comes from The Pink Teens and their new one ‘Shanghaied’. A couple of weeks ago we brought you the news that the band would no longer be going by the name of Temple Songs.

The new track is taken from their upcoming EP Good Luck, Pink Teens, which will be released on November 24th by RIP Records and will be the first recording to carry the new name.

Anyone who was worried that the name change would also signal a musical departure will have their minds put at rest by this first glimpse of the new EP.

‘Shanghaied’ has a similar disjointed punk sound to that on previous triumphs like ‘Passed Caring’ and ‘ I Can’t Look After You’, marrying catchy melodies with DIY production in a way that rarely fails to excite.

There are also few bands at the moment able to set the live stage alight in quite the same way. See below for details of The Pink Teens’ upcoming live dates.

8th October – Shapes, London
9th October – Start The Bus, Bristol
10th October – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
11th October – Lennons, Southampton
17th October – Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
21st October – Bleach, Brighton

Patrick Davies