Twin Atlantic today drop their infectious new track ‘Dirty’, taken from upcoming new album Transparency – out January 7th – an album which has opened a new chapter in the Scots’ prolific career.
Exploring the seediness & corruption of fame and success, the riff heavy, frantic ‘Dirty’ sees Twin Atlantic enter a darker realm. Listen to ‘Dirty’ HERE.
“Dirty is one of those songs that was just so fun to write and record. It’s a song that’s been in the Twin Atlantic camp for a few years, so was written pre lockdown when Ross and I were going to the studio everyday,” Sam said of the track. “I went through a stage of saying everything was “dirty” when it was good, to the point of the ridiculous, so when this type of song started to come together I wanted to make fun of that. Everything else in the song is themed after that, things that on the surface are great, but have a darker background. After more than 10 years of making sincere, heartfelt and almost serious music it was a big relief to just have fun with all the songs people have heard from Transparency so far.”
‘Transparency’ is Sam McTrusty spilling his guts on everything from marriage, male friendship and the absurdity of social media to parenthood, medication and his mum. Written in strained circumstances and recorded remotely with Sam’s mate and mentor Jacknife Lee, the album arrived more by accident than design when the world went into lockdown last spring.
Sam says; “After the challenges put in front of everyone in 2020 and 21 I did what I’ve always done in moments of turmoil, stress or anxiety and started to write songs. It slowly evolved into an album and something we feel puts a new stamp on our band which really excites us.”
For an album made quietly in lockdown, Transparency is begging to be played loud and live. Bold, adventurous, and a load of fun. This is a new era for Twin Atlantic.
The band delivered a triumphant UK tour earlier this year, welcoming hungry fans back with a rapturous sold out headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom. The band will embark on a fresh run of May 2022 shows, including London’s Roundhouse, and Glasgow’s iconic Barrowland, to celebrate 10 years of their career-changing Free album.
May 2022 (Free 10 Year Anniversary Tour)
Thu 5th Ireland, Dublin, Opium
Fri 6th Belfast, The Limelight
Sun 8th London, Roundhouse
Mon 9th Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Wed 11th Inverness, Ironworks
Thu 12th Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 13th Glasgow, Barrowland
Sun 15th Leeds, Stylus
Tue 17th Manchester, O2 Ritz
Wed 18th Bristol, O2 Academy
Thu 19th Birmingham, o2 Institute
Pre order the album HERE. Physical formats include transparent vinyl, standard CD and transparent cassette tape.