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Christa Fletcher
Date
February 1, 2012
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Twin Atlantic

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We get quite a variety of music imports from the U.K. like The Beatles, Joss Stone, Franz Ferdinand and Muse, to name a few. Well, now you can add Twin Atlantic to your list. With the release of Twin Atlantic’s debut album, Vivarium, Glasgow natives, Sam McTrusty (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Ross McNae (Bass, Piano & Vocals) Barry McKenna (Guitar, Cello & Vocals) and Craig Kneale (Drums & Vocals) are bringing rock with tunes about their life and what it’s like to be from the other side of the Atlantic.

“All the songs on the EP were all really personal, probably too personal. Just moaning about my problems and my family,” said vocalist and guitarist Sam McTrusty. “But the lyrics on the new record are a lot more universal. The opening song ‘Lightspeed’ fully encompasses the whole idea of the record, a kind of togetherness, and us being determined not to give up. There’s a song called ‘You’re Turning Into John Wayne,’ which is about Americanization.”

Though the band has signed with an American label, they’re sticking with just being Glasgow guys, “loads of bands put on fake American accents in hopes to be more commercially viable in the U.S., while it was important to us to stay true to our roots and just be ourselves.” And they would know after playing in Texas for last year’s South By Southwest and recording their new record in Los Angeles. As for the future, this band is not shy about their quest for greatness.

“My ambition is so great for this band that I’m never going to be really happy until we’re one of the big guys,” says Sam. “I don’t really care what people think of that. I would love for our band to be one of the biggest bands in the world because I believe in myself and the other guys in the band so much. I believe we can do that.” We can’t wait to see more of this British invasion.
Christa Fletcher

“Lightspeed”


“Turning Into John Wayne”


“Old Grey Face”


“Audience and Audio”


“What is Light? Where is Laughter?”


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Sam McTrusty – Lead Vocals & Guitar

Ross McNae – Bass, Piano & Vocals

Barry McKenna – Guitar, Cello & Vocals

Craig Kneale – Drums & Vocals

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"All the songs on the EP were all really personal, probably too personal. Just moaning about my problems and my family," said vocalist and guitarist Sam McTrusty. "But the lyrics on the new record are a lot more universal. The opening song 'Lightspeed' fully encompasses the whole idea of the record, a kind of togetherness, and us being determined not to give up."

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"My ambition is so great for this band that I’m never going to be really happy until we’re one of the big guys," says Sam. "I don’t really care what people think of that. I would love for our band to be one of the biggest bands in the world because I believe in myself and the other guys in the band so much. I believe we can do that."

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