Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

JORDAN - Vocals/Synth/Guitar CONNOR - Guitar ANGUS - Bass Guitar VINCENT - Drums


Influences

The Strokes, The Beatles, Phoenix, The Beach Boys, King Krule, Gorillaz


Bio

In a time where garage rock has spent years at the forefront of Australian Music, the youthful, self-produced Teenage Dads stand alone with their unique, charming indie-pop sound, and have been winning over audiences and musicians alike with their memorable songwriting, electrifying live shows and quirky charisma.

In their effort to bring something new to Australian Music, the four high school friends from the Mornington Peninsula combine a variety of musical elements from international acts in their songs. Their infectious melodies, intricate synth lines, hooky guitars and punchy drums can be compared to the likes of Phoenix and The Strokes. Meanwhile, their music is reminiscent of the way colourful pioneers The Beach Boys brought unconventional chords and structure to a popular setting.

True to their style, Teenage Dads are completely self operational and produce, record and mix all of their music. This Do-It-Yourself attitude exists in all areas of the band - from artworks to music videos to management - as not only a way to work swiftly, but to foster a genuine connection between the fans and the four members that drive it. This has led Teenage Dads into creating a production style that is unique to their band and despite the stigma of DIY recordings, stands up to professional recordings in the same light of artists like Tame Impala and Dayglow.

With music that is carefully written in consideration with its reception in a live setting, Teenage Dads enchant live audiences all around Australia with an outstanding show comprised of contagious encouragement to be an extension of the band’s bopping dance moves and rich singalongs as well as the immersion in each member’s sincere and dedicated performance. The band have taken their fervent live show on numerous tours around Australia, playing to sold out crowds both young and young-at-heart, graced festival stages NYE on the Hill and St Kilda festival, and have supported the likes of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Ruby Fields, Northeast Party House, and recently Australian heavy-weights, Lime Cordiale.

After the release of 2019 single ‘Message in the Sand’, Lime Cordiale invited Teenage Dads to join them on their Australian Robbery tour with shows in Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales in Oct/Nov as well as their NYE show at the Croxton bandroom in Melbourne. Shortly following, Teenage Dads premiered their first 2020 single ‘Adrenaline Rush’ in February to Triple J audiences.

Teenage Dads have since been busy writing new material and prepping the release of their eagerly-anticipated new single ‘Thank You for the Honey, Honey’ set for 24th September.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

28 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

Teenage Dads get better and better with every release. This one bursts with TD spirit, I love that epic release in the songwriting and the colourful, upbeat delivery you guys are so great at crafting! I had this on repeat over the weekend and I still can't get enough of it.

Teenage Dads get better and better with every release. This one bursts with TD spirit, I love that epic release in the songwriting and the colourful, upbeat delivery you guys are so great at crafting! I had this on repeat over the weekend and I still can't get enough of it.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

this that good honey. that small scale, happy bees, thick and rich honey that you'll happily have by the gobful while your folks aren't looking.

this that good honey. that small scale, happy bees, thick and rich honey that you'll happily have by the gobful while your folks aren't looking.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

These guys have been on the precipice for a while now, I've felt. Tunes always solid, hard grafting bunch with a good standing in the artist community. This is them realising their potential and kicking on to higher honours. Energy galore and that extended jam to take us home sounds majorly sweet.

These guys have been on the precipice for a while now, I've felt. Tunes always solid, hard grafting bunch with a good standing in the artist community. This is them realising their potential and kicking on to higher honours. Energy galore and that extended jam to take us home sounds majorly sweet.