Twin Atlantic - Free (4 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Twin Atlantic - Free

Glasgow's indie-punk-rock upstarts continue their ascent with accomplished second album

(Red Bull)

With Biffy Clyro now zapped up into mainstream consciousness in a sort of twisted alien abduction, there’s a vacuous hole now open for Scotland’s next alt-rock band to stake their claim in. Twin Atlantic however have been ploughing their furrow for years – non-reliant on benign Biffy comparisons – and their second album Free is defiantly potent, with the title track a rock club classic-in-waiting and ‘The Ghost of Eddie’ explosive with grunge aplomb. It’s in these gruff moments this band truly shines, but there’s so much fist-clenching hook elsewhere that it is hard not to predict international adulation on the horizon.

Twin Atlantic

Biffy and Dinosaur Jr references from the Glasgow alt.rockers who have honed their sound with radio friendly hit 'Heart and Soul'.

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Fri 1 Jun


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Fri 1 Jun

£18 / 023 8022 6439

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Thu 24 May

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Twin Atlantic

  • 4 stars

Instore show from the local altrockers, playing tracks from their new album Free.

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