The Twilight Sad: No One Can Ever Know – The Remixes Album (FatCat Records)
Out Nov 5th
The Twilight Sad will be releasing a remixed version of No One Can Ever Know in a couple of weeks & we have copies to give away along with tickets to their upcoming tour. Read on for details.
Back in February of this year, Scotland’s The Twilight Sad released their third album No One Can Ever Know. It was something of a head turner for the band, marking a shift in direction which was pretty well met with universal praise. Exploring a more industrial, synth driven sound it could have been perceived as a risky move from the band known more for their gloomy, introspective indie-rock / folk. Even if you accept that as a valid train of thought you’d be hard pressed not to be blown away by the results of that shift.
From the mesmerising synthesiser and impassioned vocal of James Graham on opener ‘Alphabet’ to the driving, infectious rhythm of ‘Dead City’ driven by Mark Devine’s relentlessly pounding drums it’s an album that constantly dazzles. There’s not a dip anywhere. ‘Don’t Move’ is sinister but fantastic, while slower numbers like ‘Not Sleeping’ and ‘Don’t Look At Me’ are full of menacing promise. The soundscapes created by guitarist Andy MacFarlane underpin each song with a dazzling array of colour. If you don’t own this record you really should.
Now, the band and FatCat Records have announced the November 5th release of the No One Can Ever Know -The Remixes. Whilst not a remix of every track, it’s a tantalising prospect nonetheless. Artists such as Liars, Tom Furse of The Horrors, Com Truise and JD Twitch / Optimo are all on board, as well as some up and coming artists like Brokenchord and Warsnare. A full track listing can be found below along with a stream of the Liars remix of ‘Nil’. The band will also be hitting the road for a UK tour in October, as well as fitting in a date in Glasgow in December. All dates are listed below.
Louder Than War have been lucky enough to score some tickets to dates on the tour and some CD’s. Three of each in fact. SO we’re running a competition to win a CD & a pair of tickets. Three prizes in other words.
To enter the competition just answer this question:
Who produced No One Can Ever Know?
Send your answers to:
And please put “The Twilight Sad” as the subject.
We’ll give you one week to answer so the competition will close at 12pm Wednesday 10th October. Bonne chance!
No One Can Ever Know – The Remixes Tracklist
01 Sick (Brokenchord Remix)
02 Sick (Com Truise Remix)
03 Nil (Liars Remix)
04 Not Sleeping (Tom Furse Dub Mix)
05 Alphabet (Instrumental) (LD Twitch/Optimo Remix)
06 Not Sleeping (Warsnare Remix)
07 Nil (Breton Remix)
08 Alphabet (Ambassadeurs Remix)
09 Sick (Brokenchord Remix 2)
The Twilight Sad UK Tour
18/10 NEWCASTLE The Cluny
19/10 WAKEFIELD The Hop
20/10 MANCHESTER Sound Control
22/10 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
23/10 LONDON Dingwalls
24/10 BRISTOL Louisiana
25/10 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
26/10 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
27/10 PRESTON Mad Ferret
15/12 GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
The official Twilight Sad Site is here.
All words by Steve Mcgillivray. You can read more from Steve on LTW here.