Twin Atlantic return to London bringing old favourites, new singles and hell of a lot of energy.
Almost 2 years since Twin Atlantic’s 2014 ‘Great Divide’ release, the Glasgow boys are back ahead of September’s album offering ‘GLA’. New singles ‘No Sleep’ and ‘Gold Elephant: Cherry Alligator’ give us a preview of the new album to come, and it does not disappoint.
As regular festival favourites, Twin Atlantic know exactly how to ramp-up a crowd, from huge tent’s to tonight’s more intimate room. The band’s energy does not falter between the crowds echo of well-rehearsed older tunes and the yet unreleased tracks from ‘GLA’. Sam McTrusty is an exciting and engaging front-man who ensures the whole crowd are nothing but fully enjoying and making the most of the moment. That’s without mentioning the impressive pair of lungs he has on him too. The enthusiasm from the crowd in reaction to this is immense, with heartfelt sing-alongs to acoustic ‘Crash Land’ that visibly humble McTrusty and the band. Describing the notion of being so far from home, yet being so accepted in ‘the big smoke’ leads to the Glasgow singer to thank the room profusely, and promise more for the future of Twin Atlantic.
Finishing with back to back singles ‘Brothers and Sisters’ and ‘Heart and Soul’, this small scale show is brought to a close with both band and audience members giving everything they have left to mark this impressive return. The ability of the crowd to fill the room with McTrusty’s infectious lyrics is proved for the last time this evening, with the feeling that this is really something special for the Scotland 4-piece and the fans alike.
There’s no doubt that Twin Atlantic are back once again and have a lot more to give. If nothing else, a crowd singing back in that glorious Scottish accent is more than enough for anyone to be converted.
GLA is released September 9th on Red Bull Records.
Catch Twin Atlantic for yourself on their Autumn tour:
7/10 – Newcastle University
8/10 – Manchester Neighbourhood fest
9/10 – Cardiff University Y Plas
11/10 – Birmingham O2 institute
12/10 – London O2 Kentish Town
14/10 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
15/10 – Leeds Beckett University
16/10 – Norwich Waterfront
10/12 – Dublin Academy
11/12 – Belfast Limelight
13/12 – Glasgow Barrowlands
14/12 – Glasgow Barrowlands
15/12 – Glasgow Barrowlands
This Twin Atlantic article was written by Daisy Cuthbert, a GIGsoup contributor. Photo credit : hesitantxlauren