Monday 28 November 2011

The Twilight Sad: Dates / Album...

New Album *NO ONE CAN EVER KNOW* released 6th February.

Coming off the road last week, The Twilight Sad are ready to announce fresh dates for February in support of the forthcoming ‘No One Can Ever Know’ album – details below.

Meanwhile the disco-motorik propelled ‘Another Bed’ is released as a single on 20th February.


9 Thu UK GLASGOW Grand Ole Opry
10 Fri UK MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
11 Sat UK SHEFFIELD Queens Social Club
12 Sun UK BIRMINGHAM Hare and Hounds
13 Mon UK BRISTOL Fleece
14 Tue UK LONDON Cargo
15 Wed UK NOTTINGHAM Stealth
16 Thu UK LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

Already flagged by the widely leaked ‘Kill It In The Morning’ and first single proper, ‘Sick’ ‘No One Can Ever Know’ marks a sonic shift for The Twilight Sad. Freshly inspired by a listening diet of Caberet Voltaire, Liars, Magazine, Autechre, Banshees, Fad Gadget, PiL and Can, a synth-heavy sound characterizes ‘No One Can Ever Know’, a record thematically akin to the Manics ‘Holy Bible’, Depeche Mode’s ‘Violator’ and Nine Inch Nails’ ‘The Downward Spiral’.

Under the guidance of ‘anti-producer’ Andrew Weatherall the band experimented with vintage analogue synths - borrowed from Ben Hillier – to work on the core sounds they wanted, finding inspiration too in the distinctive production style of innovators like Martin Hannett and Conny Plank. For the first time the drums were also recorded separately utilising a lot of synthetic effects which allowed for the easy manipulation of the sounds and samples later in the process. Stylistically, the guitars tend to refract John McGeogh (Magazine/ Banshees) or Keith Levene (PiL) rather than the 'wall of sound' approach that defined The Twilight Sad’s previous recordings.

Lyrics - James Alexander Graham
Music - Andy MacFarlane
Drums/Programming - Mark Devine
Produced by The Twilight Sad
Anti-Produced by Andrew Weatherall
Engineering, Mix & Additional Production: Jim Anderson

Recorded & Mixed in London, January - March 2011

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