The Twang - Salt n Pepa get Twangoed on revamped "Push the Ghosts" + tour dates

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If 2006 was all about promise for The Twang, 2007 has been all about delivery. Tipped by seemingly everyone at the start of the year, the five lads from Birmingham set about living up to such extravagant praise from the off whilst keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

First stop was the recording of debut album, the gold certified 'Love It When I Feel Like This' in Wolverhampton with long term associate Gavin Monaghan eschewing the big studios to keep it real. Next stop was a hectic touring schedule that saw the band's fanbase explode and further saw the lads go to the people across the UK, a decision that has seen The Twang retain some of the most loyal and committed fans of the moment.

Then the promise was fulfilled, "Wide Awake" and "Either Way" becoming mainstays on radio, NME covers but, more importantly to the band, a Top 3 album position and increasingly big shows remain the high points of the year for The Twang. The summer saw them slay T In The Park, Phil unsure as to whether the huge crowd were all watching his band until the hands went in the air from front to back on "Either Way", a packed John Peel Tent at Glastonbury despite the lake in the middle of the audience, two packed NME / Radio One tents at Reading and Leeds respectively and continued sales for the debut album that the band had thought about since the day they formed.

As The Twang journey around the UK on their biggest tour yet and another sell out to add to the list the boys have re-imagined one of the stand out tracks from the live set and the album for a single release on November 26th, 2007. Built around a cheeky sample of the bassline for Salt n Pepa's "Push It" by Jon, "Push The Ghosts" has been twisted a little to emphasise the dance floor nature of groove and come out as a sparkling floor filler for the winter months ahead.

It seems even more appropriate - given that this is a song about their ambitions for the band - that it arrives to cap what has been for all five the best year of their lives. The single comes as a Double A with the band's praised re-interpretation of Bran Van 3000's "Drinking In LA" for Radio One's 40th birthday celebrations, given a Midlands twist and a delicious lop sided groove. The formats also feature an unreleased acoustic version of "Push The Ghosts" and new tracks "First Sight" and "Put Your Faith".

The Twang band members are: Phil Etheridge - vocals; Saunders - vocals; Stuart Hartland - guitars; Jon Watkin - bass; Matt Clinton - drums.

The Twang October/November 2007 UK tour dates:

Dates could change! Go to The Twang's Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

18.10.07 - Loughborough Uni
20.10.07 - Leeds Uni
21.10.07 - Keele Uni
22.10.07 - Norwich UEA
24.10.07 - Nottingham Rock City
25.10.07 - Birmingham Academy
26.10.07 - Brixton Academy
28.10.07 - Cardiff University
30.10.07 - Brighton Dome
31.10.07 - Exeter University
01.11.07 - Bristol Anson Rooms
02.11.07 - Oxford Academy
03.11.07 - Southampton Guildhall

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