The Twilight Sad (4 stars)

The Twilight Sad

Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters (Fatcat)


Rarely can a band have managed to sum themselves up so well just within their own name. Glasgow’s Twilight Sad are, let’s not beat about the bush, a band who make sad music - yet it’s that particular Scottish sadness which finds itself couched in a kind of troop-rallying hope.

Songs like ‘Cold Days From The Birdhouse’ and ‘Walking For Two Hours’ combine the raucousness of Mogwai with the teary-eyed, dregs-of-the-pint milieu that later, less strident J&MC conjured. James Graham sings in his own accent, like Aidan Moffat before him, and it’s a decision which helps further humanise this wonderfully expressive and really rather exciting new band.

(David Pollock)

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