TRACK OF THE DAY (08/03/18): TEEN CREEPS – ‘MERCURY’

With a heavy dose of fuzz, over-driven bass guitar, and a generous helping of 90’s post-punk nostalgia, Belgian trio, Teen Creeps have just unleashed their latest single, ‘Mercury’.

The second single from upcoming debut album, Birthmark, is a solid, mid-tempo gem. But despite the obvious comparisons to genre heroes like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth, as well as latter day 90’s revivalists, Yuck, Teen Creeps’ self-described brand of ‘post-everything’ is more than just nostalgia, as the band explain:

“(It’s) guitar rock at the boundary between punk and melody. Not because we are nostalgic, but because we identify with the sound of that time. It is solid and energetic, but also melancholic and embodies lived experience. That is something that we are also striving for ourselves: it may ‘rock’, but we always put a lot of feeling into our music.”

Along with previous single, ‘Sidenote‘ – a higher-tempo, machine-gun snare filled banger – the Ghent based trio, made up of drummer Ramses Van der Eede, singer/bassist Bert Vliegen and guitarist Joram De Bockare, are offering a gentle reminder that guitar music is very much alive and well.

Watch the video, featuring old home movie footage from Joram’s family, below.

Due on April 6th via PIAS, the band’s 9 track debut album, Birthmarks, was recorded and produced in London by Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, The Vaccines, Yuck).

Find Teen Creeps on Facebook, and Bandcamp.