Chugg Music signs Melbourne band Teenage Dads
Michael Chugg and Andrew Stone have announced they’ve signed Melbourne-based indie-pop outfit, Teenage Dads to Chugg Music for management representation, as well as to the Chugg Music record label.
It is the company’s first new signing in two years.
The four high school friends – Jordan Finlay, Vincent Kinna, Connor McLaughlin and Angus Christie – started releasing music in 2019, and shortly thereafter caught the attention of fellow Chugg signees, Lime Cordiale. The young band then supported Lime Cordiale across the Australian Robbery tour in 2019 and 2020.
It was this, as well as the band’s “carefully-written and entirely self-produced music”, which promoted Chugg to make the signing.
“Chugg Music are truly proud that our first new signing in two years is a group that has such a passion for playing live and entertaining audiences,” said Michael Chugg, adding that the band is going to “kick arse”.
Stone said Teenage Dads is one of the best live bands he’s ever seen – something you have to see to believe.
“The band is prolific and the songs we have in the pipeline are world class,” he added. “Oli and Louis from Lime Cordiale wouldn’t shut up about how good they were, so we gave it a close listen and we’re really glad we did.”
To celebrate the signing, the band will be playing two shows at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Thursday, April 29. Tickets are on sale now, with Chugg noting it is a chance for music fans to see one of Australia’s most compelling live acts before they really take off.