Apr 13, 2018
If you live in Scotland and are even remotely familiar with the indie scene, The Twilight Sad, alongside Frightened Rabbit, are a seemingly indomitable force. A band whose influence and position loom large over the country’s music landscape, and for the past decade their fanbase has only increased, their profile growing larger with every record.
On this week’s episode Chris and Weaver take it right back to the beginning of the band’s journey, offering a fine appraisal of what they feel is the band’s best work – their 2007 debut album ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’.
Folky vocals clash with Phil Spector/shoegaze-esque walls of sound to create a cacophony which is equal parts melodic and yet still somehow slightly unsettling. The word ‘cinematic’ is used often overused when it comes to describing music, but in this instance, it is perhaps the best way to describe what The Twilight Sad do best.
Chris and Weaver dig deep into the band’s history and discography on this episode, unravelling their journey towards being one of Scotland’s most high profile indie acts. Weaver offers a great commentary on how their music evolved after this, whilst Chris digs into the lore around the band and the album itself.
Mark remains perennially unimpressed but hey, I suppose you can’t please everyone all the time. Hate mail can be directed his way.
We know that this band have a legion of undying fans, and we know that they’re held in particularly high esteem by many in the indie scene. Should this album be added to our discography as their definitive record? Vote on our Facebook page and let us know.