The Teenagers Vs. The Teenagers
Earlier this month, Dazed invited some Myspace fans of Parisian indie-electro trio The Teenagers to an east London classroom to interrogate the band. Watch the video, then see below for some of their pop culture obsessions.
Since gathering together one Christmas and composing the filthy lo-fi gem "Fuck Nicole", Quentin Delafon, Dorian Dumont and Michael Szpiner, the three childhood friends that make up The Teenagers, have become one of the most buzzed-about bands of the moment. They're now based in London but their real home country is Myspace, through which their rabid fans send pictures of themselves nearly as saucy as the band's own lyrics.
Their debut album Reality Check expands on their juvenile world view, taking in one-night stands, house parties, and stalking Scarlett Johansson. It's a special brand of Serge Gainsbourg-does-unspeakable-things-to-Britney pop, combining scuzzy, chugging melodies with Delafon's hilarious and heartbroken lyrics, and, in their own words, "it's totally awesome".
The Teenagers' Pop Culture Obsessions