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Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Twin Atlantic is composed of Sam McTrusty, Barry McKenna, Ross McNae and Craig Kneale. Having met in 2007 while attending Hutchinson's Grammer School, and Glasgow School of Art, the group built up a strong reputation both locally and nationally before recording their debut EP, 'A Guidance from Colour' in 2008. Now in 2016, the band heads into their highly anticipated 2016 album 'GLA'. These songs, from riff, to lyric, to guitarist Barry McKenna's searing lead lines - are possessed of powerful complexity and nuance. The perfect polished pop songs have been ditched, replaced by tracks that are just as compelling, but also possessing new depth and sophistication, while never shedding that primal Twin Atlantic kick. And they are personal and from-the-heart in a way the group have never before delivered.

Twin Atlantic have become the alternative rock band of the moment with the release of their Top 10, critically acclaimed new album 'GLA'. Their performance on Later With Jools Holland and their triumphant UK tour has shown them to be one of the UK's best live acts. The band now head to Europe on tour and return to play 3 nights at Glasgow Barrowlands from 13th-15th December.

'Ex El' is the new single to be released from 'GLA'. A stand out track on the album it is the most personal to Sam McTrusty who said:
"It is about some personal pain that I've suppressed for my whole life, that I have tried to deal with through art for the past 10 years... music, film, art whatever it is. In the studio when I sang these notes and screamed, something happened. This song and these lyrics made it all go away. It's a song about finding empowerment. Ownership. It's the first song where I finally used my true voice, the inner me, the real me."

'GLA' was written in Glasgow, and the band - bassist Ross McNae, drummer Craig Kneale, and guitarist Barry McKenna - repaired to Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to record the album, working with Jacknife Lee (US, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club) who had previously produced some tracks for previous Top 10 album 'Great Divide' (2014). Under his direction, they eschewed old school recording techniques, taping their parts separately. This change in their recording process marked the grander ambitions of the new songs, while their dream mixer Alan Moulder (best known for his unforgettable work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters and My Bloody Valentine) came aboard to give the album the essential finishing touch.

"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!

"It's a beast of a record, full of swagger and attitude." - The Independent

"... honest, heartfelt and infectious songs that are destined to be belted out on the biggest of stages." - 8/10 Rocksound

"An album of unashamed anthems..." - Clash

"Twin Atlantic deserve credit for doing more than just leaning into the sound that earned them radio airplay on the Great Divide.... an exciting direction for the Glasgow outfit." - The Line Of Best Fit

"A belter of a rock record. fun and full of surprises" - **** Upset

"It shows a quartet with their shackles off, acting on impulse and throwing themselves in headfirst." - DIY

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic

  • 30 Aug, 2019

    Twin Atlantic: 'The Chaser' At Reading & Leeds

    Twin Atlantic perform 'The Chaser' at Reading & Leeds festivals, last weekend.

    www.twinatlantic.com

  • 28 Aug, 2019

    Twin Atlantic: 'Heart & Soul' At Reading & Leeds

    Twin Atlantic perform Heart & Soul at Reading & Leeds festivals, last weekend.

    www.twinatlantic.com

  • 24 Aug, 2019

    Saturday 24th August: Reading & Leeds Festivals

    The second day of the Reading and Leeds festivals, will feature The 1975 headlining in Leeds, and many other Primary Talent International artists at both sites.

    Reading Festival: Saturday
    ...Counterfeit
    ...Bad Nerves
    ...Sports Team
    ...The Japanese House
    ...Sons of Raphael
    ...D-Block Europe
    ...Bexey
    ...Aitch
    ...Belako
    ...Alfie Templeman

    www.readingfestival.com

    Leeds Festival: Saturday
    ...The 1975
    ...The Wombats
    ...You Me At Six
    ...Twin Atlantic
    ...Kawala
    ...Dave
    ...Fredo
    ...Circa Waves
    ...Pale Waves
    ...The Night Café
    ...BLOXX
    ...Bowling For Soup
    ...Puppy
    ...Patent Pending
    ...Ten Tonnes
    ...No Rome
    ...Zuzu
    ...DigDat
    ...Tiffany Calver
    ...Deno
    ...Just Banco
    ...Swimming Girls

    www.leedsfestival.com

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  • 22 Aug, 2019

    Friday 23rd August: Reading & Leeds Festivals

    The Reading and Leeds Festival weekend begins on Friday, with The 1975 headlining the main stage at Reading and featuring a whole host of Primary Talent International artists, across all stages at both events.

    Reading Festival: Friday
    ...The 1975
    ...The Wombats
    ...You Me At Six
    ...Twin Atlantic
    ...Kawala
    ...Dave
    ...Fredo
    ...Circa Waves
    ...Pale Waves
    ...The Night Café
    ...BLOXX
    ...Bowling For Soup
    ...Puppy
    ...Patent Pending
    ...Ten Tonnes
    ...No Rome
    ...Zuzu
    ...DigDat
    ...Tiffany Calver
    ...Deno
    ...Just Banco
    ...Swimming Girls

    www.readingfestival.com

    Leeds Festival: Friday
    ...Mayday Parade
    ...Sundara Karma
    ...CHILDCARE
    ...Everyone You Know
    ...nothing,nowhere.
    ...Anteros
    ...Æ MAK
    ...Vistas
    ...Big Heath

    www.leedsfestival.com

    Reading Leeds
  • 21 Sep, 2018

    Twin Atlantic: 5K Kerrang Review

    Twin Atlantic receive a 5K review in Kerrang! for their performance at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park.

    www.twinatlantic.com

    kerrang!
  • 26 Apr, 2018

    Camden Rocks 2018

    The Camden Rocks festival takes place at 20 venues in the London borough on 2nd June, and features over 200 artists including:

    ...Maximo Park
    ...Public Image Ltd.
    ...Twin Atlantic
    ...Saint Agnes
    ...Bryde
    ...LOOM

    www.camdenrocksfestival.com

    camden rocks
  • 22 Mar, 2018

    Camden Rocks Festival 2018

    Camden Rocks festival takes place on Saturday 2nd June, and features 200 bands over 20 stages. Including from the Primary Talent roster:

    ...Maximo Park
    ...Public Image Ltd.
    ...Twin Atlantic
    ...Saint Agnes
    ...LOOM

    www.camdenrocksfestival.com

    camden rocks
  • 08 Mar, 2018

    Twin Atlantic: UK Tour Dates

    Twin Atlantic will tour the UK in May & June, with support from The Pale White & Bellevue Days.

    www.twinatlantic.com

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  • 23 Feb, 2018

    Twin Atlantic: UK Tour Dates

    Twin Atlantic have announced UK tour dates for May & June.
    See their artist page for full details.

    www.twinatlantic.com

    uk dates
  • 22 Jan, 2018

    Camden Rocks Festival 2018

    The Camden Rocks festival features 150 bands playing at 20 venues around the borough on Saturday 2nd June, and includes the following Primary Talent International artists.

    ...Maximo Park
    ...Public Image Ltd.
    ...Twin Atlantic

    www.camdenrocksfestival.com

    camden rocks