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 Monica, CA with legendary producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Jimmy Eat World).
The album melds 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.
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 Belfast, UK Speakeasy Bar
4/28 Dublin, Ireland Academy 2
4/30 Aberdeen, SCT Lemon Tree
5/1 Inverness, UK Ironworks
5/3 Newcastle, UK Academy 2
5/5 Manchester, UK Academy 3
5/6 Glasgow, UK Barrowlands
5/7 Leeds, UK Cockpit
5/8 Nottingham, UK Rock City
5/10 Birmingham, UK Academy 3
5/11 Bristol, UK Fleece
5/12 Southampton, UK Joiners
5/13 London, UK Kings College
5/16 Tilburg, NL 013
5/17 Cologne, DE Blue Shell
5/18 Hamburg, DE Molotow
5/21 Stuttgart, DE Zwoelfzehn
5/22 Berlin, DE Comet Club
5/23 Munich, DE 59:1
5/24 Prateeln, SUI Gallery Music Club
5/26 Vienna, Austria Vienna Arena
5/31 Frankfurt, DE Das Bett
6/3 Copenhagen, DK KB18
6/4 Hasselholm, SE Siesta Festival
6/5 Oslo, NO John DeeNote the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.