Glasgow alt-rock band Twin Atlantic return with fourth album ‘POWER’, a scorching, charged-up record, which is also their first release on Virgin EMI. The album is set for release on January 24, with lead track the addictive rock anthem, ‘Novocaine’.
Speaking about the single, frontman Sam McTrusty commented,
“I wanted to force myself to be more honest and open. The song tells the story of the most intimate connection I’ve ever felt with someone else – when I first met my wife. That feeling of obsession taking over every thought and reason was almost like an addiction at the time. It embarasses us in some ways that we fell victim to such a cliched movie script love story, but equally amazes us that it ever happened.”
‘POWER’ comprises eight punchy tracks, along with two compelling interludes, and taps into their acknowledged influences of LCD Soundsystem and Depeche Mode. The band pull no punches and declare that they are who they are, and listeners have to take them for who they are.
The band formed in 2006, and have been working solidly over that time, getting their Glasgow studio up and running, and using the money they gained from gigging to put into making the album they truly wanted. They took complete charge of the production – if you haven’t gathered by now that they’re truly free spirits – and then signed a new record deal, as explained by bassist Ross McNae:
“There’s not a single other thing we could have done to be back in control of our own futures.”
McTrusty describes the themes of the album:
“The album is inspired by colours, moods, memories. We just got into a room and started creating. The studio as its own instrument reached a new level – we created nothing outside those walls and it became a physical embodiment of the album itself. POWER is our own example that there’s always a way forward when you are faced with limitations and red lights. It’s reignited our ambition and drive for what we can achieve. Hearing these songs, that’s what I feel and hear: power. And that’s what the last two years have made us feel as a band: totally empowered.”
Twin Atlantic played a blistering main stage show at Reading & Leeds Festival, and also supported The 1975 in Glasgow, but they now make their full live performance return, with the announcement that they shall be undertaking a 13 date tour in March 2020, including an intimate show at London’s Electric Ballroom.
Tue 3rd Motherwell, Concert Hall
Wed 4th Aberdeen, Music Hall
Fri 6th Dundee, Fat Sams
Sat 7th Kilmarnock, Grand Hall
Mon 9th Newcastle, Riverside
Tue 10th Manchester, Academy 2
Wed 11th Sheffield, The Leadmill
Fri 13th Cardiff, The Tramshed
Sat 14th Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford
Sun 15th Leicester, O2 Academy Leicester
Tue 17th Bournemouth, The Old Firestation
Wed 18th Brighton, Concorde 2
Fri 20th London, Electric Ballroom