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Hot on the heels of their new single Barcelona, Twin Atlantic have announced they will play a string of special UK album launch shows in January in the lead up to the release of fourth album Power – including a visit to The Caves in Edinburgh.
A swelling mixture of emotion and colour, Barcelona is as pulsating as it is anthemic. Speaking on the themes of the track, frontman Sam McTrusty comments; “This is a love song about being in a film loop – a kaleidoscope of ideas and memories and the first song I’ve tried to write in a vignette style like this. It’s inspired by the unusual arpeggio mono synth part we fell in love with at the opening of the track.
“It sounds like a mistake and reminded me of when you would see old movie projector reels glitch and fail. It’s romantic and cinematic. It makes fun of love but also puts it up high on a pedestal.”
Tapping into their LCD Soundsystem fandom, and acknowledging the influence of Depeche Mode, Power (out January 24) is eight punchy tracks and two compelling interludes. No fat, no fuss, all fire, made by a band plugging in, turning it up and taking charge. The message: here are their new songs, take them – and the band – as you find them.
After ten years, Twin Atlantic got their Glasgow studio fully up-and-running. They gigged for thrills, and used the money to fund the album they wanted to make. They took charge of production. And only then, when all that was done and dusted, did they sign a new record deal. Yes, they had to do everything themselves – and they’d have had it no other way.
Twin Atlantic play the following UK dates. Tickets on sale now from http://twinatlantic.twickets.live/
Tue 3rd Motherwell, Concert Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 4th Aberdeen, Music Hall SOLD OUT
Fri 6th Dundee, Fat Sams SOLD OUT
Sat 7th Kilmarnock, Grand Hall SOLD OUT
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
Sat 11th TRNSMT Festival 2020, Glasgow Green
Alongside their sold out Scottish dates in March, the band are playing album launch shows at:
29th Jan Dundee Beat Generator
30th Jan Glasgow, King Tuts (Early show)
Thu 30th Jan Glasgow, King Tuts (Late show)
2nd Feb Edinburgh, The Caves