Twin Atlantic:Stoke Sugarmill 18th September 2009

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There must be something in the water in Scotland; the sheer amount of talent coming out of the Country at the moment is quite frankly alarming, putting many English bands to complete shame. The band will no doubt be compared to the likes of Biffy Clyro simply for the long dishevelled hair and the fact they are Scottish (Glaswegian to be pricse), however this couldn’t be further from the truth. While the band may deliver a similar style of indie-rock with catchy memorable choruses and strong guitar hooks, it’s the extra little mile the band goes to do something different that really brings them into a league of their own. Just when you think you have seen it all and have sussed Twin Atlantic a guitar is taken off to be replaced by a Cello adding an extra layer of depth and beauty to their sound. The band gave charismatic performances and songs such as ‘You’re turning into John Wayne’ and ‘Lightspeed’ were well received by the small yet supportive audience and Twin Atlantic gave the audience exactly what they came for, a bit of a sing-a-long and a whole lot of energy.
The band gave a worthy headlining performance and with time they will continue to grow into what they deserve to be, a widely known band that isn’t afraid to do things a little different. Let’s hope they don’t bottle it and stop the use of the cello just to appease the indie-rock fans.
There must be something in the water in Scotland; the sheer amount of talent coming out of the Country at the moment is quite frankly alarming, putting many English bands to complete shame. The band will no doubt be compared to the likes of Biffy Clyro simply for the long dishevelled hair and the fact they are Scottish (Glaswegian to be pricse), however this couldn’t be further from the truth. While the band may deliver a similar style of indie-rock with catchy memorable choruses and strong guitar hooks, it’s the extra little mile the band goes to do something different that really brings them into a league of their own. Just when you think you have seen it all and have sussed Twin Atlantic a guitar is taken off to be replaced by a Cello adding an extra layer of depth and beauty to their sound. The band gave charismatic performances and songs such as ‘You’re turning into John Wayne’ and ‘Lightspeed’ were well received by the small yet supportive audience and Twin Atlantic gave the audience exactly what they came for, a bit of a sing-a-long and a whole lot of energy.
The band gave a worthy headlining performance and with time they will continue to grow into what they deserve to be, a widely known band that isn’t afraid to do things a little different. Let’s hope they don’t bottle it and stop the use of the cello just to appease the indie-rock fans that can't handle a bit of culture.