Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep: The Twilight Sad

Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Twilight Sad

I have been slow on the uptake about this Glasgow quartet. Friends from as far a field as Belgium have beaten me to it already, a poor show from someone who has lived in Glasgow for 24 years. The Twilight Sad are actually from just outside Glasgow and have been about since 2003. Playing a few gigs in Glasgow's famous 13th Cafe, they initially created half an hour compositions using guitars, drums, brass, theremin, tape loops and effects pedals. Ok, so far so post-rock!.

However, over the last couple of years the band have refined their monolithic sound, adding heavily accented Glasweigan vocals. It's akin to Aidan Moffat (ex-Arab Strap) joining Mogwai or Idlewild. Now signed to Fat Cat, the band lay on layers of distortion and when combined with those vocals, gives them a unique selling point.

Critcal acclaim has been poring in over the bands "Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters" album. I can safely say I have yet to see a negative review. The band are keen to capitalise on this critical success, they have scheduled an appearence at Scotland's Triptych Festival (with David Pajo and Alexander Tucker) and will also embark on North American tours with both Aereogramme and A Northern Chorus.

"That Summer, At Home I Had Become The Invisible Boy" mp3 - The Twilight Sad

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