The Twighlight Sad at Gretchen/ Thursday, 08.11.2019
Following the release of their new album “It Wont Be Like This All The Time” on Mogwai’s Rock Action Records, Scotsmen The Twighlight Sad come to Berlin for a special live show at Musik & Frieden in Kreuzberg this November.
The Twilight Sad are a Scottish post-punk/indie rock band, comprising James Graham (vocals) and Andy MacFarlane (guitar). The band are signed to Rock Action Records and have released four albums, as well as several EPs and singles. Their 2007 debut album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, drew widespread acclaim from critics, who noted Graham’s thick Scottish accent and MacFarlane’s dense sonic walls of shoegazing guitar and wheezing accordion.
The Twilight Sad’s notoriously loud live performances have been described as “completely ear-splitting”, and the band toured for the album across Europe and the United States throughout 2007 and 2008. Sessions inspired by stripped-down and reworked live performances yielded the 2008 mini-album, Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did.
Their second album, Forget the Night Ahead, marked a shift in the band’s direction; lyrically more personal and musically darker and more streamlined, it was released in 2009 to acclaim. Recording sessions for the album also produced the mid-2010 release The Wrong Car, which followed the departure of founding bassist Craig Orzel in February 2010. The Twilight Sad’s third album, No One Can Ever Know, was released in February 2012 and marked another stylistic shift, with the band citing industrial music and krautrock influences for a darker, sparser sound.
The band’s fourth album, entitled Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, was released in late October 2014 to universally positive reviews, and was the band’s last album with founding member Mark Devine, who left amicably in January 2018. The Twilight Sad’s fifth studio album, It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, will be released in January 2019.
The Twighlight Sad
Friday, 08.11.2019 | 20:00 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin/Kreuzberg