The Pro-Teens ~ Tactile Living
The Pro-Teens are Melbourne’s most mysterious soul band. Between 2017 and 2018, the group recorded and released three crusty, left-field instrumental soul LPs: Tumultuous Times, Tactile Living and Thanks Team. The albums were self-produced, each put down to tape in DIY studios in Fitzroy over the space of one weekend per album, resulting in a charmingly rough sonic aesthetic.
The LPs were pressed in small quantities on the group’s own Many Naps imprint and distributed to a small handful of local stores, where they were snapped up by the city’s funk & soul diggers for their crusty drum breaks and wonky grit.