Twin Atlantic, Dinosaur Pile Up and Arcane Roots – The Forum – 11/12/11
It’s safe to say that Twin Atlantic have come an awful long way in an awfully short time. Formed from the ashes of a handful of bands in Glasgow at the beginning of 2007, Sam, Ross, Craig and Barry have managed to develop an envious hardcore following through sheer hard work and determination; all whilst remaining true to their Twin Atlantic selves. The success of this year’s debut album, Free, released on American label Red Bull, as well as gigantic support slots for the likes of Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance, coupled with an influx of mainstream radio play, has seen the alt-rockers status rise meteorically, culminating in their UK wide, sold out FREE-ZE tour that tonight (Sun 11th) just so happens to roll in to The Forum in Aberdeen.
First up, English rockers Arcane Roots and Dinosaur Pile-up go about their thing warming up the already swelling crowd that have taken to the floor. Arcane Roots intricate genre crossing rock goes down well but Dinosaur Pile-up win the battle of the support bands with their 90s inspired, fuzz infused grunge that will no doubt see them hit 2012 in a big way.
From the moment Twin Atlantic play their first chord its obvious that tonight is going to be special. Latest single Make A Beast Of Myself and Edit Me are greeted to rapturous roars whilst Ross Mcnae’s bass in Eight Day’s sends vibrations throughout the venue. Lead singer Sam Mctrusty preaches to the crowd with the fist pumping, middle finger salutes of Time For You To Stand Up and We Want Better, Man with the connectivity between the band and their loyal fan base there for all to see. Older songs such as What Is Light, Where Is Laughter, Lightspeed and You’re Turning Into John Wayne sound re-energised and as fresh as the first day they were played, with the band frantically throwing themselves around the stage, whipping the crowd into a ferocious frenzy. However, it’s the gigantic version of Crash Land that really stands out, with the crowd singing every word back to the band like their life depends on it. Finishing on a rousing version of Free, the band triumphantly leave the stage to a resounding wall of screams and shrieks from the appreciative Aberdeen crowd.
It’s hard to disagree with Kerrang Magazine’s quote claiming that Twin Atlantic are everyone’s new favourite band. They come across as four of the most down to earth, humble young gents who have the songs and the personalities to reinforce the excitement that is currently surrounding them. Twin Atlantic is most certainly the name on everyone’s lips at the moment and if tonight is anything to go by, the sky’s the limit for the 4 guys from Glasgow.
Twin Atlantic; It’s definitely your time to stand up.
Words by Justboy57, pics by Still Burning.
Twin Atlantic Website
Dinosaur Pile-up Website
Arcane Roots Website