James Graham used to sing at midnight. He’d carry out side-on, in silhouette, reluctant but electrifying, in the course of the early years of The Twilight Unhappy. In recent years, despite the fact that, he is stepped out of the shadows, and his band’s triumphant sold-out gig on the Barrowland used to be open-armed and bathed in gentle.
It is been a pivotal yr for The Twilight Unhappy, who shaped in Kilsyth in 2003. Their newest album, No one Needs To Be Right here And No one Needs To Depart, heralded a turning level for a gaggle whose literate, dark-pop songs have lengthy summoned adulation and significant acclaim, but in addition a way that they deserve larger issues and larger levels.
It is long past directly to be their maximum a success LP thus far – consolidating an exciting sonic template that fuses Scottish indie lineage (Arab Strap, Mogwai) with post-punk dynamism (Pleasure Department, REM, The Remedy – with whom they are set to excursion america and Europe subsequent yr at Robert Smith’s behest)
All the time a beneficiant, gracious are living band, Graham and co unleashed euphoric renditions of myriad fan favourites all through a gig whose sound and lighting fixtures used to be unbelievable, together with visceral rock psalm That Summer time, At House, I Had Develop into The Invisible Boy, dread-disco anthem I Turned into A Prostitute, and 2007’s heart-stopping Chilly Days From The Birdhouse, which used to be hollered by way of an ecstatic crowd who made it their very own way back.
Their more recent songs have been similarly exceptional – beautiful alt-rock entreaty No one Needs To Be Right here And No one Needs To Depart; dystopian goth aria It By no means Used to be The Similar – and Graham by no means seemed so convincing, the band by no means felt so unstoppable, their yr forward by no means gave the impression so brilliant. We’re going to by no means fail to remember that wintry weather, at house, once they was the invincible boys.
Supply : HeraldScotland