TWIN ATLANTIC TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON RED BULL RECORDS

By on April 25, 2011
TWIN ATLANTIC TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON RED BULL RECORDS
FREE PRODUCED BY GIL NORTON (FOO FIGHTERS, PIXIES, JIMMY EAT WORLD)
OUT MAY 3 IN THE U.S.
HEADLINE UK TOUR SET FOR MAY
UK/EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES LINING UP FOR SUMMER
TITLE TRACK “FREE” ADDED TO BBC RADIO 1
Glasgow’s TWIN ATLANTIC will release Free, the hotly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s critically lauded mini-album Vivarium, digitally on May 3rd in the U.S. via Red Bull Records.
Free was recorded at Red Bull Studios in Santa MonicaCA with legendary producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Jimmy Eat World).  The album continues to expand upon the band’s signature sound, melding angular riffs with energetic choruses.  Explosive and hard charging, yet melodic and thoughtful, the tracks cut deep and ring true to the listener, leaving a lasting impression.
In describing the new batch of songs, frontman Sam McTrusty explains, “We wanted there to be a brutal honesty in the lyrics. There are love songs and relationship songs, there are some with a party vibe, and there are some that are weird, heavy and grungy pop songs.” Guitarist Barry McKenna adds, “Personally the only thing I wanted to achieve from this whole process is an album the four of us could stand by and invest ourselves in. We have done that.”
The title track and current single “Free” has already been garnering impressive spins on BBC Radio 1, and its companion video clip, directed by Howard Greenhalgh (Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”) is airing on MTV, Kerrang! TV, and Scuzz TV and can be viewed here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TAJ_be8S8A.  The album will be the featured “Album of the Month” in Rock Sound’s May issue, in which they give it a “9 out of 10” and hail it as, “…an ambitious and truly spectacular debut…”.
Fresh off several highly buzzed about performances at SXSW last month, Twin Atlantic are now back home and preparing to head out on a headline tour of the UK/Europe starting April 27 in Belfast (see dates below). Summer festival dates throughout the UK and Europe are lining up now, and the band is expected to be back in the U.S. for a tour this fall.
Upcoming Twin Atlantic Tour Dates
4/27    BelfastUK                 Speakeasy Bar
4/28    DublinIreland         Academy 2
4/30    Aberdeen, SCT       Lemon Tree
-more-
5/1      InvernessUK            Ironworks
5/3      NewcastleUK         Academy 2
5/5      ManchesterUK      Academy 3
5/6      GlasgowUK           Barrowlands
5/7      LeedsUK                  Cockpit
5/8      NottinghamUK      Rock City
5/10    BirminghamUK      Academy 3
5/11    BristolUK                   Fleece
5/12    SouthamptonUK   Joiners
5/13    LondonUK              Kings College
5/16    Tilburg,  NL               013
5/17    CologneDE            Blue Shell
5/18    HamburgDE           Molotow
5/21    StuttgartDE             Zwoelfzehn
5/22    BerlinDE                   Comet Club
5/23    MunichDE              59:1
5/24    Prateeln, SUI            Gallery Music Club
5/26    ViennaAustria       Vienna Arena
5/31    FrankfurtDE            Das Bett
6/3      Copenhagen, DK   KB18  
6/4      Hasselholm, SE        Siesta Festival
6/5      Oslo, NO                    John Dee
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