The Twang IS the ‘Best New Band in Britain’ (NME). Every A&R man in the country has been hot footing it up the M40 to Birmingham to snare the signatures of this band, and shows across the UK are selling out in record time. A growing army of fans vote with their feet and add to the feeling that we are witnessing one of those rare moments in music.
With Time Out declaring that the band are ‘set to own 2007’ and The Sun identifying them as ‘one of 2007’s rising stars’, they are the only band to have their demo played on daytime Radio 1 prior to signing a deal, Jo Whiley joining in with the moment by declaring: ‘If you like this… (snippet of The Stone Roses) and this… (snippet of Happy Mondays) and this… (snippet of The Charlatans), then you’re going to love this!’ Little wonder that The Twang are already in the award-winning business, picking up NME’s Philip Hall Radar Award (1 March 2007) for Best Newcomers as their debut single, ‘Wide Awake’, crashes into the UK Top 20.
At the heart of it all, in the modest Magic Garden studios in Wolverhampton, The Twang are recording their debut album, a record that will set them apart from the chasing pack and make 2007 their year. With a 4 June 2007 release on B-Unique, Love It When I Feel Like This, brings together the best of their work, eschewing the big studios to keep it real. The Twang is a gang and a hard working gang, they’re from the normal life lived in towns and cities across the country but they want more and they are getting it. Most importantly, they’ve achieved their initial goal; to make this record and document the world as they see it, the world as they, and their friends (who are a huge part of this story and this album), live it. They are the most talked about band of 2007 but they are also one of the brightest hopes to emerge from the UK in years, defining universal experiences and the highs and lows of life.
Celebrating their monumental debut and playing the entire record, in full, from start to finish, for the very first time… Love It When It Feels Like 2007.
Tickets for The Twang ‘Love It When I Feel Like This’ 2017 Tour will go on general sale from ticketmaster.co.uk at 10am on Friday 5 May 2017 priced at £21.50 advance (subject to booking fee). £1.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to CRISIS UK.
Full 2017 tour dates are as follows:
Academy Events presents
29 Bournemouth The Old Fire Station
30 Leeds O2 Academy
01 Manchester O2 Ritz
02 Glasgow O2 ABC
08 Oxford O2 Academy
09 London O2 Forum Kentish Town
14 Sheffield O2 Academy
15 Newcastle O2 Academy
16 Leicester O2 Academy
21 Bristol O2 Academy
22 Liverpool O2 Academy
23 Birmingham O2 Academy
Phil Etheridge – vocals
Jon Watkin – bass
Saunders – vocals
Stu Hartland – guitar
Ash Sheehan – drums