Eddy Temple Morris has taken his legendary X FM indie remix radio show out of the studio and onto the dancefloors of London. The latest incarnation of his club night ‘The Remix’ is called ‘Club Remix’ and this week he invited Australian band teenagersintokyo for the inaugural night.

With a press release claiming that Eddy has been “slipping enough pills into dance music’s pint until it finds itself curled up in the corner of the room with rock’s dangly bits in its mouth”, I was understandably intrigued to see what lay ahead at Camden’s Proud Gallery, within the Camden Stables.

Five piece teenagersintokyo marked the anniversary of their move from Sydney to London with the recent release of their album Sacrifice and the band pulled no punches, launching straight into the title track from the album and following it up with equally stellar tracks including the dark hand clappin’ goodness of Peter Pan and the fantastic riot grrrl jangle of End it Tonight.

If we thought caped frontwoman Samantha Lim and her black clad bandmembers couldn’t kick out the jams any further, we were wrong. Soon dark nu-wave rendition of the Hall & Oates classic Maneater encompassed the room, before all the band members got in on the drumming action, banging out a ripper version of New Day.

All Nu wave, dreamy 80’s synths, sultry jagged vocals and poppy beats whilst being hyped all over the UK press, this band were the perfect addition to the opening of Morris’s night, and these four girls who met in high school (including former triple j presenter Linda Marigliano, aka “the annoying one”) and their token male drummer, teenagersintokyo are one of those bands who’ll take over Europe before most of Australia has ever even heard of them.

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This article was originally written for The Australian Times

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