Friday, 16 September 2016

Twin Peaks - Holding Roses

1. Who are they?

Twin Peaks are garage rock legends from Chicago, Illinois. Creating a racket since 2009 they have three long players in the vault. Holding Roses (April’16)  is the third single release from Twin Peaks' third album Down In Heaven (May’16). 

2. What kind of tune have Twin Peaks rustled up?

Holding Roses is a slow roller with some cranky Mick Jagger style vocals and some rock'n'roll piano thrown in. One for the ladies but it'll worm it's way into anyone's affections.

3. Who do Twin Peaks sound like?

The Frights, Public Access TV, The Orwells. NPR compared Twin Peaks to The Replacements, Velvet Crush and Teenage Fanclub. Panty sniffers.

4. What have the press said about Holding Roses

“Immense and infectious” – Stereogum

“Has a charming, Stones-ish, mid-tempo grace” – NPR.  

“A mid-tempo, romantic melody with a swelling chorus” – Tenement TV. 

5. Who put the grime in Twin Peaks garage rock?

Twin Peaks are influenced by bands like Jay Reatard, T. Rex, The Strokes, The Stooges and The Rolling Stones. 

6. Why should I give Holding Roses a whirl?

Holding Roses is good value for a change of pace and the authentic garage vibe of Twin Peaks remains true throughout.

7. Do Twin Peaks have any more sound tracks?

Flavor is pure unadulterated genius. Songs don't get better than that. A bonafide garage anthem. I Found A New Way isn't too shabby. 

8. Any more words fella?

The new album Down In Heaven was produced by R. Andrew Humphrey who produced and engineered Twin Peaks' last album Wild Onion

“I can feel my heart beating,

As the tears roll down my tongue”

The Orwells are the real deal. Bastards to bleed for. This garage rock band is from Chicago, Illinois, too. Kicking arse and taking no prisoners since 2009 they have two long players on their roll of honor. Who Needs You was the lead single from their second album Disgraceland (2014). Who Needs You gives the militaristic U.S. government and police state a big serve. Guitarist Matt O'Keefe said, “It’s about being told what to do, what to believe in – which is in a nutshell, the story of America’s youth.” Who Needs You is the sound of The Strokes made better, with a conscience, with the balls of god honest rebellion, and is what real rock'n'roll is all about. Bugger the pretenders.

“You better join the army,

I said “No thank you Uncle Sam”

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