The Twang to Play New Album Tracks in Leeds in Shed Seven Support Slot
by Steve Crabtree / @stevecrab
This winter is going to be an exciting time for The Twang, who’ll be releasing their brand new album, If Confronted Just Go Mad out 8th November. And after two headline shows in October, as well as a performance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival, they’ll be setting off on an extensive UK tour with indie-rock legends Shed Seven.
If Confronted Just Go Mad sees a fresh direction for The Twang. And their first album to include vocals from new female vocalists, both of whom also perform for rising star Tom Grennan. The girls have become an instant hit with Twang fans while providing the band with a new optimistic sound.
First single, new fan-favourite ‘Everytime’, and recent release ‘Dream’ have been aired at a string of festival appearances throughout the summer. The band were also invited to play alongside Doves, Johnny Marr, The Coral and the Kaiser Chiefs to an adoring crowd of ‘bouncy’ fans.
“Classic Twang emotion”
They’ll be looking to play some of their new stuff when they join Shed Seven on their bi-annual Shedcember tour, which takes in venues such as Birmingham and Glasgow’s O2 Academy, Cardiff University, Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, and will be in Yorkshire on Saturday 7th December at the First Direct Arena.
The gig at First Direct Arena will be the only date in Yorkshire, and tickets are selling fast.
And The Twang’s loyal fanbase is sure to be there. The new album, mixed by Mint Royale legend Neil Claxton, serves up large slices of the classic Twang emotion that has served them so well over the past decade. Songs confront the fragility of relationships, the lure of addiction, a cover of an eighties indie classic and even an appearance by leading spoken word artist Polarbear.
Core writers Phil Etheridge and Jon Watkin have put real emotional energy into making the record, finding a new way of working together which has delivered a sound that feels authentic and exciting.