Twin Atlantic was formed in 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland. The alternative rock band quickly became a big hit both locally and nationally and is now infiltrating the American music scene. With two highly successful studio albums, Vivarium and Free, Twin Atlantic is emerging as a big-name band with a strong and ever-growing fan base. They have supported numerous high-profile groups such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Circa Survive, The Gaslight Anthem, and Blink-182.

The band is pieced together through the talented and melodic vocals of lead singer Sam McTrusty. Their songs are highly sentimental; they evoke feelings of longing, passion, and courage. Rhythmic instrumentals create a unique hook present in each of the band’s compositions. Twin Atlantic holds nothing back with their music; they take risks by changing tones consistently and criticizing society in many of their lyrics. Their ability to captivate listeners is due to their sheer talent and irrefutable passion for music.

After the release of their first album, Twin Atlantic had been worried that they were straying from their original sound. They were concerned with losing their honesty and integrity. However, after working with influential producer Gil Norton (Counting Crows, Dashboard Confessional, Foo Fighters, Pixies), Twin Atlantic is now confident that they have maintained their authenticity, a fact that is supported by the overwhelming emotions present in their second album. Free contains songs such as “Make A Beast Of Myself” that convey feelings of pain and loss.

Says McTrusty of playing NYC this week: “It’s going to be great to be back in new York again. We have fond memories of the city after spending a week off there last year together. The last time we played, we felt a strong connection to the New Yorkers, so hopefully this time around will be even better. We are big fans of Home Alone 2 and Miracle on 34th St. Winter in New York is the main theme. Perhaps we will see Santa Claus falling into one of Macauley’s traps at an aftershow somewhere later that night.”

This genuine, alternative-rock sensation will be performing at Webster Hall, in New York, on Nov. 21. Joining them will be funky, electronic band Awolnation. Tickets are $15; the show begins at 7 p.m.

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