Teaner Terners


TEANER TERNERS

Original Indie Rock
  • BANDCAMP
  • REVERBNATION
  • VIDEOS
Scotty Davis - Guitar/ Vocals / Scouse Twat, Jimmy Key - Bass / Guitar / Country Bumpkin, Nick Farr - Drums / Percussion / Random Sleeper,Lance Thomas - Guitar / Support Vocals / Token Yank
TEANER TERNERS
Original Indie Rock















From their FB page:

The Teaner Terners are a four-piece indie rock band who play dirty, gritty, loud, fast and rocking original material with a smattering of obscure alternative covers, at times hitting bum notes, great highs, and new lows with scary frequency.

From their Soundcloud page:

The Teaner Terners conception was realized in October of 2009 at a place called Gritsville City Limits located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After several drunken, acoustic jams, Scotty, Jimmy, Lance and former drummer, Julian, decided to form a band. But with no band name and no proper equipment the only option was to start upon getting down some gritty original songs and a smattering of obscure indie/alternative rock covers whilst literally starving themselves in order to build up an arsenal of instruments. The originals came thick and fast; the equipment slow but sure. The band were obsessed with one word during the jams of this period: Grit. Hence the name Gritsville, the bands' jamming HQ, Scotty's and Jimmy's apartment. To be more precise, the band were obsessed by turning the word on its head and using it as an adjective to take the piss, use ironically, and sarcastically describe certain songs of the 80's, songs where the word grit would be least associated. Billy Ocean, Loverboy: Grit in all its glory. Lionel Ritchie, Dancing On The Ceiling: Pure Grit on another level. Tina Turner, Private Dancer: Off the Gritometer. Tina is the true Queen of Grit. And so it was born on one very drunken night at Gritsville; after pondering on a band name in the early hours, it was decided the band would be called The Tina Turners. But wait, people will think the band are a Tina Turners cover band when the band play indie and alt rock. What about changing the spelling? Yeah, how about The Teener Turners? Nah, sounds like teenage new-wave-metal band. The Teaner Terners? Like every drunken epiphany, it was a good idea at the time. The band liked it, it stuck, they went with it, it fucked with peoples heads, and now, through the passage of time, exposure and local success, people even spell it correctly. The Teaner Terners played out anonymously testing their catalogue of songs at open-mic nights and various house party's. Their equipment began to swell and their material started straightening out and taking shape and direction - they were almost ready to unveil. In April of 2010 they were approached to play at the Cambodian Gay Pride Festival which was due to happen in May, the following month. The TT's agreed without hesitation. This was Cambodia Pride after all. The Phnom Penh Post, one of Cambodia's national newspapers, contacted the band and interviewed them ahead of the Pride Festival for a full page feature in their weekly supplement: '7 Days' magazine. The gig at Pride went as well as the PA system would allow as it strained and buckled under the weight of the sound that was forced through it during the course of the event. Being perfectionists, The Teaner Terners knew they could do better and further polished up their material, getting their act tighter and tighter and adding more originals and covers to their set. At this point the band began to take things more seriously and the following months saw The TT's name grow within Phnom Penh as events began to escalate and snowball. They procured a regular spot at Sharky's - the longest running rock and roll bar in Indochina - started playing at various bars and clubs both within the city and beyond its boundaries and appeared in the media several more times. They were now officially on the gig circuit and tighter than ever. The Teaner Terners went through a transition of drummers before Nick Farr entered the fold and has now been their longest serving drummer/percussionist. With the release of their debut album in May 2011, Is It Just Me? (Volume 1), and plenty of tasty gigs lined up, things are continuing to look really good for the band.