Following the recent release of The Teenagers album ‘Reality Check’ and their current world tour, tso caught up with Quentin Delafon from the band and had a quick chat..
How are you guys, what have you been up to?
We were in Russia we played Moscow and St Petersburg. Really cool crowds, it's really another world over there but yeah we met nice Russian peeps.
What's the story of The Teenagers? How did you meet and start the band?
We've been friends for years to start with then one night - Xmas Eve - we were drunk and decided to do a song/a band/a Myspace profile.
Your lyrics are intelligent and quirky? What inspires the music?
Sex, love, party, vodka, summer, puberty, Red Bull, ham rollz, Swedish girls...
Tell us a little bit about 'Reality Check'
It's our album, the 1st one... We never thought we would have an album out when we started! Sounds lame but sooo true. It's a very spontaneous and fresh album and its good too if you can handle the French accent and overall French sleaziness...
I hear that you're band was originally a joke. What does it feel like to gain the success that you have?
It's cool when it's unexpected
Your song ‘Starlett Johansson’ is obviously about Scarlett Johansson, have you actually met her before or after the song was released?
No, never but maybe its better like that. Imaginary lovers are always better... kind of.
If you could work with anyone in the world, who would it be?
m83’s Anthony Gonzales <3 (http://www.myspace.com/m83)
What would you be doing if The Teenagers did not exist?
Erm boring jobs... The question is what would people do?
What's next for you guys?
Japan, European summer festivals and a 2nd album!
You can hear The Teenagers on their myspace http://www.myspace.com/theteenagers
Check out their blog for a journal of their tour… in pictures..
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