Tweens Premiere Song “Forever” From Debut LP

Tweens Premiere Next Single "Forever". Announce Debut Self-Titled album Out Apr 8th on Frenchkiss records. Tweens play March 6th in Nashville, TN.

Bridget Battle’s last band might have been a high school choir, but the 21-year-old singer for Cincinnati’s Tweens is no goody two shoes. Look no further for proof than their forthcoming Self-Titled LP, the punk-tinged debut from the trash-pop trio—Battle on vocals and guitar, Peyton Copes on bass and Jerri Queen on drums—that showcases a melodic, driven and exceedingly catchy sound that’s anything but well behaved.

Tweens only formed in 2012, but has already made a name for themselves among fans—including The Breeders, who invited the band to open for them on a recent U.S. tour. The story goes that Kim Deal booked the band for one gig on the recommendation of Jim Blaze, owner of Cincinnati record shop Shake It Records, and was so impressed she brought on band to play select East Coast gigs and a full West Coast tour. Additionally, the band toured with the Black Lips, their partners in a party-centric attitude.

The trio has come a long way from their early demos and previously released Live at the Mohawk EP. Tweens, is a collection of new, garage-influenced tracks—produced by Eli Janney—sprinkled with some of the band’s older, doo-wop influenced favorites. The first single, “Be Mean,” is a biting anthem, with Battle crooning, “I want you to be mean to me,” while “Forever” harkens back to a girl-gang sound, this time with driving bass. The band sites Bay Area punks The Donnas, The Trashwomen and the Bobbyteens as influences.


01. Bored in this City
02. McMicken
03. Be Mean
04. Rattle + Rollin’
05. Stoner
06. Don’t Wait Up
07. Hardcore Boy
08. Girlfriend
09. Forever
10. Want U
11. Star Studder


Mar. 06  The End – Freakin’ Weekend V  Nashville, TN
Mar. 07  Hang Fire Bar – Savannah Stopover Savannah, GA
Mar. 08  Mammal Gallery – Atlanta GA
Mar. 09  Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Mar. 10  LogOn Cafe – Beaumont, TX
Mar. 11  City Tavern – Dallas, TX
Mar. 12 – 15 SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar. 17 Low Key Arts – Valley of the Vapors Hot Springs, AR
Mar. 18 J.R.’s Lightbulb Co – Fayetteville, AR
Apr. 01 Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr. 02 The Gold Bar – Baltimore, MD
Apr. 03 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
Apr. 05 The Low Beat – Albany, NY
Apr. 06 O’Brien’s – Cambridge, MA
Apr. 07 Cabaret Playhouse – Montreal, QC
Apr. 08 The Silver Dollar – Toronto, ON
Apr. 10 Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
Apr. 11 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
May. 29 – Jun. 1 Nelsonville Music Festival – Nelsonville, OH

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