This has been a big week for the United Kingdom. The people of Scotland voted in a historic referendum to decide whether or not they wanted to become an independent country. As you no doubt heard about in the wider media, the vote was split 55/45 in favour of remaining in the Union with the other home nations. We didn’t want to let such a momentous event in our nation’s history go by without some acknowledgment, hence why we’ve made a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of our favourite Scottish bands.
Twin Atlantic are from Glasgow, Scotland and were formed in early 2007 by Sam McTrusty (Guitar/ Lead vocals), Barry McKenna (Guitar/ Keyboard/ Cello/ Backing vocals), Ross McNae (Bass/ Keyboard/ Backing vocals) and Craig Kneale (Drums). They are currently signed to Red Bull Records.
Their debut, A Guidance from Colour - EP, was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral for a Friend, Glassjaw, Kids In Glass Houses) at Long Wave Studios in Cardiff and it was released January 14th 2008. Read more on Last.fm
Twin Atlantic on Thrash Hits
August 10th, 2014
Bloody hell, there’s an awful lot of nonsense on the Reading and Leeds 2014 festival line-up, isn’t there? I mean, we know this isn’t a bona fide heavy music festival like Download and Sonisphere, but sweet flippin’ Jesus is there some pony stinking up the bill this year. That’s because it’s enormous – literally 100s of bands – but, as such, there are also a whole load of bloody excellent bands and this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist cuts through all that and brings you the very best of the heavy stuff that you can find if you sniff around the schedule a little bit.
August 11th, 2013
With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.
March 11th, 2013
Oh, and in addition to Green Day, a whole load of other bands were added to the Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013 line-ups today. Most exciting is the news that Trent Reznor will be bringing Nine Inch Nails to the UK for their first shows since he decided to reform his touring alter-ego. Also joining the bill that (at least vaguely) meet the Thrash Hits remit are City and Colour, The Blackout, Mallory Knox, New Found Glory, Twin Atlantic, Tomahawk and While She Sleeps.
These new additions join a line-up that includes the previously announced headliners Eminem, Biffy Clyro, and Green Day as well as a few other bands (and a fair few that aren’t) of interest to your average Thrash Hits Reader. You want more info? You want to shell out £197.50 (plus fees, parking, camping, and a load of other extras that will push your ticket price above £200 for the weekend)? Well, head on over to either the Reading or Leeds Festival site and you can do both.
July 1st, 2009
Are we really half way through 2009 already? Apparently so. Feeling confused about the six months just gone, and the six left to go? Thrash Hits is here to guide you – well, through the next four weeks, at least.
For those of you lucky enought to live alongside Thrash Hits in London town, tonight sees the launch of Someone’s Yelling Fire, a new punk/hardcore/metal/screamo/emo night at the recently-reopened Highbury Garage. Get there early enough and you’ll be able to catch live sets from The Xcerts, Save Your Breath and Flood of Red. Get their later, and you get to see Thrash Hits staffers collapse at the bar following an excess of beers. Double trouble! And just a fiver to boot.