Twin Atlantic – Gig Review

Sunday 6th February 2011
Lock 42, Leicester

Sam McTrusty – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Barry McKenna – Lead Guitar, Cello & Backing Vocals
Ross McNae – Bass, Piano & Backing Vocals
Craig McNeale – Drums

On Sunday 6th February, Twin Atlantic played one of Leicester’s newest music venues, Lock 42. The gig was initially planned to be at Sub 91, so when I heard of the venue changed I was a little concerned. Let me explain why…

Twin Atlantic, for anyone who hasn’t heard of them are the latest four piece, music sensation to come out of Scotland. They formed in 2007 and since then have built up a large fan base, of all ages, and have supported bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses, Biffy Clyro, YouMeAtSix and the Lost Prophets.

Since then the band has done UK headline tours, played out in the States and festivals such as T in the Park and RockNess, signed with Red Bull Records and released an album called Vivarium, and are now in the process of recording their second album “Free” which is due for released in May 2011.

In my opinion, Twin Atlantic are certainly making a name for themselves, and playing a small venue in Leicester was a worry, as Leicester crowds can be a hard target to play to. How wrong could I have been this time.

Drinks and T-shirts were bought, mosh pits were started, arms were raised high (even a lighter at one point) and a brilliant time was had by all. Twin Atlantic certainly ripped up the stage, and the front row nearly ripped them up when “Lightspeed” came on and they all wanted a piece of Sam and his microphone. Some new material was played from the forthcoming album “free” as well as those classic tracks from “Vivarium”.

It was a heavy evening for a Sunday, so maybe we should mark Leicester as the city that never sleeps?