Melding elements of slickly composed emo-pop with an altogether more abrasive quality to their musicianship, Scottish alternative rock three-piece Twin Heart have found the perfect balance between rapturous hooky song writing and screamo-inspired aggressiveness, exhibited superbly on their debut EP Progress:Decline out July 1st 2016 via Rip It Up Records.
Twin Heart are celebrating today’s announcement with the release of rasping opening track ‘Ghosts’ which is free to download via the ABoF Soundcloud page.
Progress:Decline focuses closely on the band’s experiences of setbacks and successes in the time they have been performing together. Taking influence from artists such as Brand New, Alexisonfire and Saves The Day the threesome have combine intelligently to create subtle, emotional lyrical content with high octane alt-rock, producing a sound they can call their own – incorporating the raw power of a band like Marmozets with the expressive and mainstream sensibilities connected with Paramore at their very best.
Suffocating, the official single due to be released from the EP captures Twin Heart’s energy and passion in four formidable minutes. Dawn Baxter’s voice is powerful yet offers a fragility, conveying the song’s message of being smothered by the weight of the world, an emotion we all can identify with and, alongside the two openers ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Young Eyes’, creates a relentless first half of the EP. Instrumental track ‘Progress’ breaks up the intensity brilliantly, allowing the band to showcase a deftness of touch while illustrating a command of their respective instruments, before the calmness is blown away with the epic closer ‘Speak To Me’, the music fading away until the vocals are affectively isolated.
Twin Heart rose from the ashes of Dawn (guitar/lead vocals) and Murray Baxter’s (drums/vocals) previous band Mechanical Smile and, along with Owen Burt (bass/vocals), have gone onto to make a name for themselves on the Scottish music scene having already received support from the likes of Radio X and Amazing Radio as well as sharing a stage with The Xcerts, Ghost Town and Fort Hope.
Progress:Decline is released on July 1st 2016 via Rip It Up Records.