Scotland’s The Twilight Sad share their Òran Mór version of ‘Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave’ for the first time. It’s drawn from the band’s Òran Mór Session LP. The sparse, black-and-white video was filmed in Glasgow’s Òran Mór auditorium and features singer James Graham and guitarist Andy MacFarlane.
The Òran Mór Session LP is a collection of reworked, stripped-back versions of tracks from the band’s last album Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, b-sides and a cover of Arthur Russell’s ‘I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face’.
The album was recorded in the Òran Mór auditorium, a popular arts and entertainment spot in the west of Glasgow. The set was initially released – in abridged form as an EP – to coincide with the band’s late 2014 and early 2015 tour dates. Here, we see the skeletons of the songs that comprised the bulk of Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave presented as they were initially composed: stark, unadorned and with their melodies laid open and their meanings made clear; a chance to hear another side to these newest additions to the band’s repertoire but also to revisit what made the originals so special in the first place. Now with an assortment of additional tracks, the band is proud to give the sessions a wider physical release for the first time.
The sessions act as something of a means to recap and reflect on what’s been a whirlwind past year for the band, with Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave earning rave reviews from publications including The Sunday Times, Q, CMJ, The Quietus, Paste and Stereogum. The album topped Drowned in Sound’s best albums of 2014 and earning a 8/10 from XS Noize and ranked third in Popmatters’ indie rock albums of the year.
UK Live Dates:
Oct 12th, 2015 – Colston Hall, Bristol *
Oct 13th, 2015 – Hammersmith Apollo, London *
Oct 15th, 2015 – Pyramids, Portsmouth *
Oct 16th, 2015 – Academy, Birmingham *
Oct 17th, 2015 – Academy, Leeds *
Oct 18th, 2015 – Academy, Glasgow *
Oct 20th, 2015 – Academy, Newcastle *
Oct 21st, 2015 – Junction, Cambridge *
Oct 22nd, 2015 – Academy, Manchester *
Dec 9th, 2015 – Academy 2, Birmingham (Tickets on sale Weds Oct 10th)
Dec 10th, 2015 – Gorilla, Manchester (Tickets on sale Weds Oct 10th)
Dec 12th, 2015 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
* = w/ Editors