Thursday, 6 March 2008

6 Machine shortlisted bands - Part 5

After the wild partying of the 100th blog post and our weekly Alcopop "meeting" last night I am pooped! My head is filled with non-sensical words and a disappointing lack of inspiration, so will be taking this opportunity to crack on with the 6 Machine band profiles. Next up...

Twin Atlantic

1. Introduce yourselves:
Hi, We're Twin Atlantic from Glasgow. Our debut EP 'A Guidance From Colour' is out now. It is available through our BigCartel via our MySpace page and all reputable digital outlets.

2. How would you describe your music to someone who has never previously heard you?
It's like pop music, but it's not just simple pop music. There's a lot of meaning and a lot of fuel in the songs.

3. Who are your biggest influences?
We are all influenced by very different bands and musicians and things we take general interests in. Personally rather than stroking something with like or dislike I feel more comfortable with learning from every different piece of music I hear right now. It's hard to answer this question in a sound bite sort of style, maybe you would have to have long drawn out conversations with us all individually to get a truly straight answer. So let's just say Paul Daniels and Rolf Harris.

4. What's your career highlight thus far and what have you planned for the rest of 2008?
The past 12 months since the band formed have been pretty awesome all round to be honest! We've got to support Aereogramme at their farewell show in Glasgow, go on tour with outstanding live bands like Circa Survive and mewithoutYou. We recorded with a great producer, Romesh Dodangoda at Long Wave Studios in Cardiff and have been lucky enough to put out our own EP. We've been Single of the Week on XFM Scotland, number 1 in a K! playlist, and been played on Radio 1 by Daniel P. Carter, Steve Lamacq and Zane Lowe as well as Bruce Dickinson at 6 Music. We've been featured as an Introducing band in Kerrang! and that week got to be on tour with Biffy Clyro, which was just insane!! We also were personally picked to open for Smashing Pumpkins at SECC in Glasgow and this week we'll be heading out on tour with the mighty Matches (dates at
2008 will see us put every ounce of effort into keeping the momentuem going that we've created through our hard work. We want to tour as much as is humanly possible and put out another single or two. We're not about to sit back and expect anything at this stage. Twin Atlantic are go!

5. Tell us about some other cool up and coming UK artists
Here's some up and coming Glasgowtown bands for your listening pleasure:
Arca Felix -
No Kilter -
Matadors! -
Hi 5 Alive -
Jocasta Sleeps -


1. Introduce yourselves
We are Colour and we love making music that you can and can't tap your foot to.

2. How would you describe your music to someone who has neverpreviously heard you?
Four cats playing a noisy game of lacrosse with a ball of yarn.

3. Who are your biggest influences?
We all like a lot of different stuff, but some of our favourites areRadiohead, The Mars Volta, Chris Clark, Death Cab for Cutie and Simonand Garfunkel just before bed.

4. What's your career highlight thus far and what have you planned forthe rest of 2008?
Highlight of our career... one time in Oxford we all had a big danceto a busker playing some sweet jazz at about 11pm. But seriously wedid have a pretty good gig with Tubelord, Blakfish and Meet Me In St.Louis where the place was completely packed. As for 2008, we plan totour the UK and Eastern Europe in April, release a 7" single aroundthe same time and also write an album.

5. Tell us about some other cool up and coming UK artists
We're big fans of Tubelord, Secondsmile, Youthmovies and Blakfish...amongst others.


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