Twin Atlantic have announced the release of new album ‘GLA’ on 9th September 2016, through Red Bull Records. Twin Atlantic will be playing a string of intimate fan shows in the UK including a secret show at King Tuts in Glasgow tonight, which sold out in two minutes when announced, and the Scala in London on 12th July. The last tour included shows at Glasgow’s 10,000 capacity SSE Hydro and Brixton Academy in London. Ticket pre-sale begins at 9am on Monday 6th June and general on sale from 9am on Friday 10th July.
‘GLA’ defines this British band.
“This is where we come from. It’s laced in our blood not to mention our art and vision. It’s bold. It’s in our voice. It’s time to embrace it and not work around it. This album is our reflection of what it’s like to come from a city at the forefront of multiculturalism, both forward thinking and with a real sense of community, but also with a dark and rough history. We have changed our approach to writing and recording; we turned the idea of a rock band upside down, conforming only to this one idea – to take back rock and roll. To give people something real again. You can’t get more real than Glasgow. Infamous for rivalry and danger. Passion and fear. Diversity and depth. Love and warmth. Small spaces and one climate. We have finally made the album we wanted to make.” (Sam McTrusty)
The songs of ‘GLA’ – from riff, to lyric, to guitarist Barry McKenna’s searing lead lines – are possessed of powerful complexity and nuance. The perfect polished pop songs have been ditched, replaced by tracks that are just as compelling, but also possessing new depth and sophistication, while never shedding that primal Twin Atlantic kick fuelled by bass player Ross McNae and drummer Craig Kneale. And they are personal and from-the-heart in a way the group have never before delivered.
‘GLA’ was written in Glasgow, and the band repaired to Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to record the album, working with Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club) who had previously produced some tracks for previous Top 10 album ‘Great Divide’ (2014). Under his direction, they eschewed old school recording techniques, taping their parts separately. This change in their recording process marked the grander ambitions of the new songs, while their dream mixer Alan Moulder (best known for his unforgettable work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters and My Bloody Valentine) came aboard to give the album the essential finishing touch.
1. Gold Elephant:Cherry Alligator
2. No Sleep
3. You Are The Devil
5. Ex El
7. I Am Alive
9. A Scar To Hide
10. Missing Link
11. The Chaser
10th June Download Festival, UK
11th June Download Festival, Paris, France
12th June Isle of Wight – Isle of Wight Festival
17th June Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
19th June Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
24the June Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Ek, Germany
25the June Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
27th June Le Pop Up du Label, Pars, France
28the June Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
30the June Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
1st July Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
8th July 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, UK
9th July Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
10th July Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
12th July Scala, London, UK
14th July Victoria Hall, Selkirk, UK
15th July La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, UK
18th August Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belguim