TWIN ATLANTIC’S DEBUT FULL-LENGTH RELEASED DIGITALLY TODAY ON RED BULL RECORDS

By on May 3, 2011
TWIN ATLANTIC’S DEBUT FULL-LENGTH RELEASED DIGITALLY TODAY ON RED BULL RECORDS
FREE PRODUCED BY GIL NORTON (FOO FIGHTERS, PIXIES, JIMMY EAT WORLD)
HEADLINE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR NOW UNDERWAY
UK/EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES LINING UP FOR SUMMER
ALBUM STREAMING IN ITS ENTIRETY ON AOL MUSIC
TITLE TRACK “FREE” ADDED TO BBC RADIO 1
“The perfect soundtrack to the summer. A record so strong it’s hard to single out standout tracks, and even harder to locate points of weakness, and by anyone’s standards, this is one hell of an achievement.”- Kerrang!
“’Free’ is the sound of a band losing the chains…and writing songs that the hairs on the back of their necks adore… Holding nothing back sounds exactly like this, everyone else please take note. 9 out of 10”- Rock Sound
“…densely woven guitars and rattling choruses…Twin Atlantic are doing nothing wrong and much that is right–their future looks bright indeed.”- Q Magazine
“…a great rock band that will continue to push more doors open for themselves…4 out of 5- Alterthepress
Glasgow’s TWIN ATLANTIC release Free, the hotly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s critically lauded mini-album Vivarium, today 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 is 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…”
AOL Music is currently streaming Free in its entirety at: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/11.
Fresh off several highly buzzed about performances at SXSW last month, Twin Atlantic are currently on a UK/European headline tour (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
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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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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