Twin Atlantic

After a two year gap Glaswegian rock band, Twin Atlantic have returned to Southampton for their second headlining show, at the 02 guildhall Southampton, to promote their new album the Great Divide, with support from Nothing But Thieves and The Xcerts.

The iconic venue was filled with die-hard music fans, clinging to every chorus that front man Sam McTrusty belted out. The four- piece band stormed though the high energy set, only stopping to change guitars. The result was a jam packed setlist overflowing with new music, lab coats and nothing but fan favourites, ‘Hold On’, ‘Free’, ’Brothers and Sisters’, full of guitar riffs and catchy drum beats from drummer Craig Kneale, lead guitar from Barry McKenna and Ross McNae on bass guitar and piano keeping the atmosphere alive. Launching into the song ‘Edit Me’, McTrusty had a request that would need the whole crowd participation. “Everyone sit down, we’re not going to start the song until everyone is sat down, then when we get to the best bit everyone is going to get up and get rid of their Tuesday blues.” Everyone stood up and stumbled about.

Every voice in the venue united for an acoustic version on ‘Crashland’ leaving McTrusty’s vocals to be unheard. But it was the small number of tracks from older albums like Vivarium that had the crowds going crazy with excitement.

Despite being new to global success, Twin Atlantic didn’t fail to deliver a set that indulges both old and new fans. Closing the set with single ‘Heart and Soul’ caused the biggest reaction of the night.

Chelsey Ferris

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