Album Review The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

Even more intense.

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The Twilight Sad’s greatest weapon is intensity. Ever since debut ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’, the Scots have amassed a catalogue of bleak but defiant hammer-blows, all punctuated by James Graham’s impassioned vocals, delivered in an unashamedly out-there accent from north of the border. This continues in earnest on new album ‘IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME’.

Unlike the swirling, guitar-led crash of most of the band’s catalogue, their fifth album is anchored by thudding, motorik beats that create a dancier base on which James exorcises his deepest demons, and it’s an even more intense form of communication. Single ‘I/m Not Here (Missing Face)’ is as catchy as it is relentlessly intense, while ‘Let’s Get Lost’ is a sprightly skip - and the record shows that whatever musical direction the band choose to take, it won’t see them lose their unrelenting power.

Big Albums in 2020: The Magic Gang

Big Albums in 2020: The Magic Gang

With their self-titled debut, The Magic Gang smashed into the Top 20 and proved that indie wasn’t dead. Now, they’re broadening their horizons and getting ready to hit the sweet spot once again.