Saffas around the country were pretty amped when the news broke in May that Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic will be performing in SA at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos in August 2015. Hilltop Live has also announced that Twin Atlantic will be performing at One Night In Cape Town at Shimmy Beach Club on Friday 7 August.
Twin Atlantic has had a busy year up to date, including an extensive tour in UK. They have been performing to full houses and have received rave reviews following the success of their latest album release Great Divide (Red Bull Records, August 2014.).
McTrusty says that the band is looking forward to their time in South Africa.
“It’s going to be a trip of a lifetime for us and something we never realized we could achieve with this band. Now that it’s just around the corner, we are really excited about getting to meet new people and cultures at the same time as playing our songs for music lovers in South Africa. We have been playing major festivals in the UK, North America, Europe and Australia so it’s with big smiles and pride that we can now say we have been to a whole new continent and rocked with people so far from home. See you soon!””
Since the release of Great Divide the album has produced three hit singles “Heart and Soul”; “Brothers and Sister” and “Hold On.” The fourth single off the album “Fall into the Party” will be released to SA Radio stations in June 2015. Listen to the single here:
Addictive, arms-aloft anthems with instantly catchy choruses and refrains that beg to be howled back dominate the Glaswegian band’s glorious second album. Bristling with energy and oozing optimism, Great Divide is a rock record with widescreen ambition, inspired by the band watching their own fans and from sharing stages with the likes of Springsteen and Foo Fighters.
Twin Atlantic formed in 2007 when McTrusty and bassist Ross McNae, a friend from school, joined forces with drummer Craig Kneale and lead guitarist and occasional cello player Barry McKenna. All four had been in previous bands on the Glasgow scene. They bonded over a shared love of alternative rock, punk-pop and the city’s skate and street art scene, as well as a determination to make music their day jobs. Their ferocious shows soon saw them booked to support Smashing Pumpkins, Biffy Clyro and their teen idols Blink 182. Within two years, they had played most major UK festivals and been signed, following a tip-off from Alan McGee, to American label Red Bull Records.
Twin Atlantic will be on stage at One Night in Cape Town Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront on 7 August (Tickets at Computicket) and at Oppikoppi –The Fantastic Mr. VosVos on Sunday 9 August 2015. Tickets for the festival at https://plankton.mobi/Home/Index
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