The Twang release crazed new single ‘Dream’
I love mid-noughties indie bands, and it’s so good to still see a bunch of them make new music. Birmingham indie veterans The Twang are one of those bands. With albums such as Love It When I Feel Like This (their first and my favourite) and Jewellery Quarter (their second), their rustic and impassioned style has stayed with me for a fair amount of years. And they never really went anywhere either. The band have released four albums since their debut, and they’ve been making a great name for themselves live.
Fast-forwarding to 2019, they have greeted the year with news of a new album, named If Confronted Just Go Mad. Excitingly enough, we now have a couple of its singles. After ‘Everytime’ dropped back in May, The Twang have dropped ‘Dream’ before the album’s release later this year.
“I just started writing down all my dreams as like everyone’s, my dreams are weird especially during a night in the spare room when I’ve been misbehaving” lead vocalist Phil Etheridge revealed about the track. “Jon came up with that insane bass line and I picked lines from my morning ramblings and spat em over the top.”
In contrast to “strawberries n’ cream” ‘Everytime’, according to Phil, ‘Dream’ is “strong skunk n’ brandy”. Honestly, I don’t think you’ll get a more stark contrast than that. Unlike the disco and groovy feel of ‘Everytime’, ‘Dream’ is absolutely immersed in its own dark chaos and its weird thoughts. First and foremost, it brings us the alarm of the high keys. Then, we get the menacing guitar by Stu Hartland and the rolling drums by Ash Sheehan. Subsequently, ‘Dream’ has the knack of sucking you into its own madness – in a good way of course.
If Confronted Just Go Mad will be out on November 8th.
The Twang on tour…
On 12th October, The Twang will be making an big appearance at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester. Also, they will be supporting Shed Seven on their massive UK tour this November and December. Check out the dates below and click here to grab tickets. Come on, you know you want to. If mid-noughties indie bands still pretty much dominate your life, as they do in mine, then why not get yourself an early Christmas present?
Supporting Shed Seven on their 2019 UK Tour:
21 – Stoke-on-Trent, The Victoria Hall.
22 – Birmingham, O2 Academy.
23 – Nottingham, Rock City.
25 – Carlisle, Sands Centre.
26 – Blackburn, King George’s Hall.
28 – Aberdeen, Music Hall.
29 – Glasgow, O2 Academy.
30 – Glasgow, O2 Academy.
2 – Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Town Hall
3 – Scunthorpe, The Baths Hall
5 – Liverpool, O2 Academy
6 – Llandudno, Venue Cymru (Arena)
7 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
9 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
10 – Norwich, UEA
11 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
13 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
14 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
16 – Cardiff, University (Great Hall)
17 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
18 – Bristol, O2 Academy
20 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
21 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
22 – Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Institute
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From Sophia with Love x