Thursday, 16 August 2007

The Twilight Sad

Not done a gushing post of high praise for a while but MY GOD! The Twilight Sad are worth it.

The Twilight Sad are an intriguing lot. Formed in the Glasgow hinterland, this four-piece are VERY Scottish which is of course, the best way to be. This Scottishness is most definitely the first thing that hits you when you place their debut record and EGNTS contender for album of the year "Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters". Singing in a Scottish accent is all fine and well as long as you mean it and you're not putting it on. This is Glaswegian at it's most poetic, think Mogwai going human bowling through the Trossachs with Aiden Moffat and Roddy Woomble. It is very very good thing!

The prefect melody's and soulful vocals give the record a heart-wrenching sense of melancholy whilst its sparse but very neatly arranged instrumentation adds to a the notion of a resolute majesty. Post-rock doesn't do this justice, it's so much more, so much more...well, human.

It's a truly beautiful thing. Clearly I'm not alone in this belief as they guys have already found themselves playing with the likes of Nina Nastasia, Snow Patrol (proof that some good still remains deep inside that MOR exterior) and the Smashing Pumpkins.

The Twilight Sad play will be supporting Mice Parade in September and Idlewild in the Autumn before doing a few shows of their own towards in the of the year. At all costs you must see them, but for now...Myspace

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