Some sad news this morning from the lovely Teenage Fanclub who’ve announced that the band will part ways with their bassist Gerard Love at the end of this year after 30 years – to put that into context, Mrs Thatcher was still prime minister, Maureen Lipman was doing BT adverts instead of shouting at Jeremy Corbyn, and nobody had Googled anything. Love will play remaining dates with the band for the rest of this year, which means his last one will take place on November 15 at London’s Electric Ballroom. There are still limited tickets available for some shows.
The statement reads: “Following discussions within the band going back several months there is a continuing and sadly unresolvable difference of opinion on whether the band should proceed with proposed touring plans. So after that London show, Gerry will be separating from the band, and Teenage Fanclub will be continuing without him. The band wish Gerry all the best in his future musical endeavours.”
Here it is in its entirety followed by the best Fannies song you’ve never heard of.
— Teenage Fanclub (@TeenageFanclub) August 20, 2018