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Music You Should Know – Twin Atlantic

2 Mar, 2010 Musicians

2010 has been a monster year for Twin Atlantic - including supporting acts for Blink 182, Biffy Clyro & The Gaslight Anthem. It’s only up from here.

The Breakdown:

In the last couple of decades, the city of Glasgow has shone as one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse music scenes. Twin Atlantic – a young four-piece whose ambitious debut mini-album, Vivarium, is packed with enormous sweeping riffs, moods that flit from light to shade, and impassioned vocals dripping with gorgeous Scottish vowels – are powering out of that creative hub of a hometown to take on the world.

The seeds of Twin Atlantic were sown when front man Sam McTrusty and bassist Ross McNae met at school, united by a love of music. Guitarist and cellist Barry McKenna came on board after driving the fledgling band around Scotland to tiny pub gigs. The final piece of the puzzle came in the shape of drummer Craig Kneale, who had been in an earlier band with Ross.

“It’s very incestuous scene, but everybody helps each other and it’s genuine,” explains Sam. “If you’re from Scotland you’re pretty much an underdog from the start because everything’s going on in London. I think it’s awesome that there’s loads of amazing music getting made in Glasgow.”


Sam McTrusty – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Ross McNae – Bass, Piano & Vocals
Barry McKenna – Guitar, Cello & Vocals
Craig Kneale – Drums & Vocals

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We sat down with band at CMJ to discuss the album and touring in the states…

Twin Atlantic Interview from CMJ
by afrojacks

Sorry for the poor audio but that’s what you get when a soundcheck is going on.

You can see them now on the Marked Men of 2010 tour. TWIN ATLANTIC have been selected as one of 3 bands to participating in one of the best tours of the Spring! Newcomers to the US rock scene, Twin Atlantic will be joining Envy On The Coast and Fall Of Troy (in what’s going to be the last FOT tour before they go their separate ways) on a North American spanning 35 dates in 2 month’s time. The Marked Men Tour will also stop off in Austin for this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) festival. Right now you can visit themarkedmenof2010.com and sign up you will receive free MP3 downloads from each of the band’s participating in the tour.

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