1. So Twin Atlantic huh?
Yeah. Scotland's finest. Scrapping their way out of Glascow and banging lids since 2007 they have four fine albums to their name. The Chaser (Aug'16) is the second single off their latest GLA (Sept'16). Yep GLA is the code for Glascow's airport so it's meant to signify a return to their roots.
2. What have the boys got to say for themselves?
The Chaser has a massive Marc Bolan style riff, bombastic drums, hand claps and gang vocals. They bang on about what hard chargers they are and how they want to neck anything under the sun. It's a tit ripping ode to hedonism.
3. Who do Twin Atlantic sound like?
The Chaser sounds like T. Rex. Muse, Foals and Biffy Clyro in the main.
4. What have the hard working press said about The Chaser?
“Foot on the monitor boogie” – The Scotsman.
“Heavily distorted guitar riffs and a chant-and-clap hook” – Highlight Magazine.
“A fuzzed out punk rock ode” – There Goes The Fear.
5. Which bands have sorted out Twin Atlantic?
The main influences are Jimmy Eat World, Nirvana, Queen, The Pixies and Pink Floyd.
6. Why should I give The Chaser a whip past the brain holes?
Do you like tunes like Queen's We Will Rock You, Joan Jett's I Love Rock'N'Roll or T. Rex's Get It On? Of course you do. You'd have to be dead inside not to. Get your snout in the trough post haste.
7. What other blinders have Twin Atlantic got up their sleeve?
First off the train is Heart And Soul. The first single off GLA, No Sleep, is a stomper. Brothers and Sisters builds into a tear jerking epic and Make A Beast Of Myself brings up the rear.
8. Any more words Chief?
GLA is produced by Garret "Jackknife" Lee who has been at the controls for bands like Weezer, Bloc Party and The Silversun Pickups. It was recorded in L.A.
“I tried hard to believe,
Satisfaction is guilt and love is all that is greed”
Ludes were an indie rock ska band from London, England. Active from about 2002 until 2006 they then broke up and three of the members founded Rum Shebeen. Ludes were influenced by bands like The Rolling Stones and The Clash. Ludes gave birth to one superb album The Dark Art Of Happiness (2006) and on that album was this bright ska neck breaker Dead Man's Music.
“I pawed at the record that I wanted to play,
Got on my knees and I started to pray”