Jul 10
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The Twilight Sad sign to Rock Action / announce new single + tour

Today, we annouce that The Twilight Sad have signed to Rock Action.

Download / stream 'I/m Not Here [missing face]' here

The band have also announced a tour of North America, the UK and Europe later this year. Dates are on general sale on Thursday 12 July at 9am. All dates can be found at thetwillightsad.com

It's a driving, motorik return from the much-loved Scots, with wailing guitars and swirling synths circling around frontman James Graham's repeated declarations of "I don't want to be around you anymore." Graham describes the track's lyrical basis as being "about my ongoing battle with not liking myself, trying to be a good person but constantly feeling like I’m failing myself and everyone I care about.”

Exploring its inception, the band's Andy MacFarlane jovially adds, "I was attempting to play 'Ogives' by Erik Satie, but I'm really shit at the piano so it didn't happen, but I came up with the music using those chord shapes. So from my perspective, it's a bad cover version of that piece of music." 

These autumn shows will follow on from appearances at both Barcelona and Porto's Primavera festivals as well as Robert Smith's Meltdown festival and The Cure's BST day in London, and see the band bringing their cathartic, intense live show all over the USA and Canada before a return to this side of the pond that culminates with intimate London and Edinburgh dates in late November. 

Off the back of their extensive touring with The Cure, it's a fairly quickfire return to the stage for The Twilight Sad, however they've never been the kind of band to do things by half measures. Speaking of the upcoming shows, MacFarlane says, “I’m really excited to start playing again. I’ve got the drive and I want us to get back out there and do it from a new perspective. We all enjoy playing, we need to rehearse these songs with a new drummer… but it’s all such uncharted territory, l think that’s why it’s exciting to me. I can’t tell exactly what’s going to happen. I like that chaotic side of it.” 

The band's signing to Rock Action - a home for so much rich, deserving music, particularly in the band's native Scotland - feels like something of a homecoming for The Twilight Sad. Speaking of the union, Graham says, "To be able to say that we’re on that record label, to try and give something back for all the good faith they’ve had in us over the years. Mogwai took us on tour early on, introduced us to Robert [Smith]. They’ve been a through line for us and I’m excited to be a part of that label.”

Keep your eyes peeled for further news from The Twilight Sad in the coming months.