No one, including the members of Twin Atlantic themselves, could’ve imagined how quickly they would skyrocket into stardom. The group, headed by Sam McTrusty, formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2007 and released their debut record, Vivarium, two years later to much critical acclaim. After that, there was no looking back for this quartet. They quickly booked shows backing up bands like Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance, performing all over Europe and the U.S. They then began working with famed producer Gil Norton, who’s produced greats like the Foo Fighters and The Pixies. With Norton, their album Free came out this past May.
As a band they search for integrity and purpose. They strive to deliver a message and music that you can relate to and believe in. As part of a promotion for their latest record, they spearheaded the “Twistogram” Project in early December, asking fans to share instagram photos expressing what they think it means to be free using the hashtag #freetwinatlantic. The mosaic project was recently completed and can now be viewed at freetwinatlantic.com.
They are currently touring with You Me At Six, performing at sold out shows all over North America, including a Jan. 29 performance at The Studio At Webster Hall with The Swellers and We Are The Ocean. The band has also recently confirmed Spring 2012 U.K. tour dates. Needless to say, their launch into fame has been quick and steady and doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon.