Sunday, 12 September 2010
Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car Ep
From the very beginning of their short existence, Twilight Sad already had that something not a lot of bands do, hence why they were signed to Fatcat after barely playing a handful of gigs but it wasn't until Forget the Night Ahead, released late last year that saw the band grow substantially in confidence and song-writing ability. It was this growth that saw the Glaswegian four piece produce one of the highlight albums of last year resulting in support slots with the likes of Biffy Clyro and Mogwai and headline shows at the Scala and Garage.
The Wrong Car ep carries on where FTNA left off in spectacular style, the self titled track weighing in at just over seven minutes displays everything this band does well, beautiful melodies disguised under heaps of distortion, drone and lord knows what other effects, big beating drums and an insanely catchy sing-along chorus. In the wrong hands, their sort of music could easily sound bad but Twilight Sad have really whittled down their art of bringing order into chaos and manage time and time again to produce something that's so loud and aggressive yet delightful and uplifting all at the same time. With added orchestration and piano parts, this really is the winning formula.
Two bands, both mates of Twilight Sad gave some time to remix tracks from their last album, first up is Mogwai with a more minimalistic, almost techno take on The Room and Errors making their electro based mark on Reflection Of The Television. This four track ep is even further proof that Twilight Sad are without a doubt, one of the most underrated bands going at the moment.
Words : Gordon Reid