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A tongue-in-cheek appraisal of Chi-town, plus why Twin Peaks are the city’s most exciting new band.

Name

: Twin Peaks
Based: Chicago, US
Listen: ‘Stand in the Sand
Similar to: Smith Westerns

Forget B-Town, it is all about Chi-Town right now. Recently, Psychic Twin and Touching Voids got us hanging off the edge of our proverbial seats with excitement, whilst The Orwells did one better and made us jump to an ovation after they went down a storm at Great Escape. There are no signs of this golden streak drying up either, with Twin Peaks confidently emerging with their effortlessly cool debut track 'Stand In The Sand'.

The band’s name - you might have noticed - is derived from the cult classic by David Lynch. Such a brave name-gracing feat made them stand out before a second of their scuzzy pop tunes had graced our ears. Thankfully, their music also lives up to the promise with ‘Stand in the Sand’ packed with youthful exuberance and garage rock goodness.

All the members are only 19 years old (Smith Westerns all over again), but their debut album ‘Sunken’ is already being readied for a release on July 9th, and if it's anywhere near as self-assured as the juicy taster we've been served up so far then we're in for a treat. Thousands upon thousands of bands are offering a dose of escapism, but nothing sounds quite as fun as hanging out at the beach with Twin Peaks.

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