THE TWANG has announced the release of their brand new album, ‘If Confronted Just Go Mad’, out 8th November. The band have also confirmed two headline shows for October as well as a performance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival and extensive UK dates with Shed Seven, see below for full dates and details.
‘If Confronted Just Go Mad’ sees a fresh direction for The Twang and their first album to include vocals from new female vocalists, both of whom also perform for rising star Tom Grennan. The girls have become an instant hit with twang fans while providing the band with a new optimistic sound.
First single, new fan-favourite ‘Everytime’, and recent release ‘Dream’ have been aired at a string of festival appearances throughout the summer. The band were also invited to play alongside Doves, Jonny Marr, The Coral and the Kaiser Chiefs to an adoring crowd of ‘bouncy’ fans.
During October they will play Manchester’s Ritz as part of the City’s Neighbourhood Festival and headlining a handful of intimate warm up shows before embarking on a mammoth tour of the country supporting Britpop legends Shed Seven in November and December. (All dates below).
The new album, mixed by Mint Royale legend Neil Claxton, is sure to satisfy the band’s loyal fan-base serving up large slices of the classic Twang emotion that has served them so well over the past decade. Songs confront the fragility of relationships, the lure of addiction, a cover of an eighties indie classic and even an appearance by leading spoken word artist Polarbear.
Core writers Phil Etheridge and Jon Watkin have put real emotional energy into making the record, finding a new way of working together which has delivered a sound that feels authentic and exciting.
If you get knocked down… just get up… If Confronted Just Go Mad!
“If Confronted Just Go Mad”
Album Track Listing
It Feels Like (You’re Wasting My Time)
Tinseltown in the Rain
Nothing Gets Better (feat.Polarbear)
Release Date 8th November 2019
THE TWANG LIVE SHOWS
Sat, 12th – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester City Centre
Sun, 13th – O2 Academy Oxford (w/ special guests RATS)
Mon, 14th – O2 Academy Leicester (w/ special guests RATS)
THE TWANG AS SPECIAL GUESTS TO SHED SEVEN
Thu, 21st – Stoke-on-Trent, The Victoria Hall
Fri, 22nd – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Sat, 23rd – Nottingham, Rock City
Mon, 25th – Carlisle, Sands Centre Carlisle
Tue, 26th – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
Thu, 28th – Aberdeen, Music Hall
Fri, 29th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Sat, 30th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Mon, 2nd – Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Town Hall
Tue, 3rd – Scunthorpe, The Baths Hall
Thu, 5th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
Fri, 6th – Llandudno, Venue Cymru (Arena)
Sat, 7th – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Mon, 9th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tue, 10th – Norwich, UEA
Wed, 11th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Fri, 13th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Sat, 14th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Mon, 16th – Cardiff, University (Great Hall)
Tue, 17th – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Wed, 18th – Bristol, O2 Academy
Fri, 20th – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
Sat, 21st – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse