Twin Atlantic Live @ Sin City, Swansea, United Kingdom
Twin Atlantic Live
Soaring Scottish alternative rock outfit Twin Atlantic was formed in the city of Glasgow in 2007 around the talents of Sam McTrusty, Ross McNae, Barry McKenna, and Craig Kneale. Like Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and fellow Scots Biffy Clyro, the quartet specializes in stadium-sized, radio-ready emo-pop that dutifully walks the line between pained and majestic. The band released Vivarium in 2010, and followed it up with Free in 2011.
The following year they were invited to play on the popular Vans Warped Tour in America before returning to the U.K. for a handful of support slots with pop-punk giants blink-182. In 2014 their third album, The Great Divide, was announced, and was released midway through the year. The band spent much of 2015 playing the major summer music festivals in the U.K., including Glastonbury and T in the Park, and in 2016 they began work on their fourth full-length effort. The album, titled GLA, was released in September 2016.
“Turns out, when Twin Atlantic unleash untold savagery in the form of a pop song, they’re amazing.”** **** NME**
"…they’ve upped their game beyond measure. GLA’s songs are snappy, its drums gigantic, its guitar riffs thrilling and McTrusty sings … with the conviction of a man reborn. Anthem piles upon anthem … and this is surely what Twin Atlantic were aspiring to all along.” ****** Q**
“By finally abandoning the pursuit of making alt-rock sound as pristine as possible, Twin Atlantic have actually struck upon something much more significant here; their identity.” Mojo
“… this is Twin Atlantic stepping up their intensity, their aggression and their commitment to achieving greatness on their terms… they look destined to conquer everything they touch.” KKKK Kerrang!