Twin Heart are pleased to announce the release of their EP Progress:Decline, out now via Rip It Up Records and available to buy on iTunes, Bandcamp and stream on Spotify.
Melding elements of slickly composed emo-pop with an altogether more abrasive quality to their musicianship, the Scottish alternative rock three-piece have laid down a marker, exhibiting their exhilarating sound perfectly on the five track record. Suffocating, the official single taken 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. The video, set in an abandoned factory, premiered on Louder Than War and is now available to watch on Twin Heart’s YouTube channel.
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.
The aforementioned Suffocating, alongside the two openers, free download track ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Young Eyes’, creates a relentless first half of the EP, the band finding the perfect balance between rapturous hooky song writing and screamo-inspired aggressiveness. 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. They will be hitting the road for a UK tour in support of the EP with gigs at the following dates:
4th July – Buskers – Dundee 5th July – The Banshee Labyrinth – Edinburgh 5th July – The Good Ship – London 7th July – West St Ale House – Sheffield 8th July – The Pack Horse – Leeds 9th July – The Alma Inn- Bolton 16th July – Pandora Festival, Duncarron 26th August – King Tut’s, Glasgow
Progress:Decline is out now via Rip It Up Records and available to buy on iTunes, Bandcamp and stream on Spotify.