When the news broke in May that Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic would be performing in SA at Oppikoppi: The Fantastic Mr. VosVos in August 2015, South African fans lost their minds — in the best way, of course. Hilltop Live has also announced that Twin Atlantic will be performing at One Night In Cape Town at Shimmy Beach Club on Friday 7 August, so fear not, Capetowners, there’s something in this for you too.
Twin Atlantic has had a busy year, which has included an extensive tour in UK. They’ve been performing to full houses and have received raving reviews following the success of their latest album release, Great Divide (Red Bull Records, August 2014.) Q magazine had this to say about the album: “Scottish next big things step it up with an arena-rock-sized swagger” and none other than Kerrang! commented: “If their ascent over the past years has shown us anything, they’ll soon be plunging their flag into the summit of British rock.”
McTrusty says that the band is looking forward to their first time in South Africa. “It’s going to be a trip of a lifetime for us and something we never realised we could achieve with this band. Now that it’s just around the corner, we are really excited about getting to meet new people and cultures at the same time as playing our songs for music lovers in South Africa. We have been playing major festivals in the UK, North America, Europe and Australia, so it’s with big smiles and pride that we can now say we have been to a whole new continent and rocked with people so far from home. See you soon!””
Since the release of Great Divide the album has produced three hit singles: Heart and Soul, Brothers and Sister and Hold On. The fourth single off the album, Fall into the Party, will be released on SA airwaves in June 2015. Check out the single here.
Much of Great Divide was written in the back of tour buses, late at night, after Twin Atlantic had stepped off yet another festival stage. McTrusty comments: “Our adrenaline was through the roof because, for the first time, thousands of people had come to see us. I’d be in the lounge, unable to sleep, recording ideas on my phone, trying to make sense of the reaction we’d had to our songs. You can’t hear 10,000 people singing a chorus back at you and not be changed by it.”
Addictive, arms-aloft anthems with instantly catchy choruses and refrains that beg to be howled back dominate the Glaswegian band’s glorious second album. Bristling with energy and oozing optimism, Great Divide is a rock record with widescreen ambition, inspired by the band watching their own fans and from sharing stages with the likes of Springsteen and Foo Fighters.
Twin Atlantic will be on stage at One Night in Cape Town, Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront on 7 August (Tickets at Computicket) and at Oppikoppi –The Fantastic Mr. VosVos on Sunday 9 August 2015.
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