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The Twilight Sad - "The Room" single + 2010 UK tour dates + Biffy Clyro support

UK headline dates for late March/April

April/May dates with Biffy Clyro announced

The Twilight Sad

New single "The Room" 15th April 2010 (new release date)

The Twilight Sad release a new single "The Room", from their hugely acclaimed 'Forget The Night Ahead' sophomore album through FatCat on April 15, 2010.

Beautiful but foreboding, "The Room" is in part inspired by Hubert Selby Jr's (Last Exit To Brooklyn, Requiem For A Dream) second novel 'The Room' and the accompanying video - featuring David Lynch's grand-daughter - was directed by Nicola Collins in LA, who helmed the documentary The End.

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Built around a insistent thumping drum and descending piano refrain, Andy MacFarlane's distinctive overdriven tremolo pushes the song toward an overpowering climax, James Graham's bruising Caledonian burr framing a subtle and unsettling lyric. My Latest Novel's Laura McFarlane also guests on the track, playing violin.

Early versions of "The Room" and b-side "The Neighbours Can't Breathe" originally appeared as Untitled #27 and Untitled #28 respectively on the 2008 compilation 'The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents And Hit The Road'.

Produced and mixed by ex-Delgados' man Paul Savage and guitarist MacFarlane at the legendary Chem19 Studios in Glasgow, latest album Forget The Night Ahead is darker set even than its hallowed predecessor Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, it's cacophony broadening to incorporate the band's most melodic and also most thrillingly discordant moments yet, the influence of artists like early 80's Cure, Neu, Wire or Shellac as evident as longer-standing comparisons to MBV or Joy Division.

"We have definitely moved on from 'Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters', musically and lyrically," says MacFarlane. "It is a step forward from the first record, the song writing and the sound of the band has moved on from that time, which is something we'll always try and do, we don't want to ever stand still and make records that sound like each other."

The Kilsyth quartet have their own headline shows in March and April as follows:

Tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

March 2010

24th - London, Garage (with support from Wild Palms)
25th - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
26th - Oxford, Jericho
27th - Sheffield, Harley
29th - Aberdeen, Moshulu

April 2010

2nd - Glasgow ABC (Quadrophonic show)


UK April / May tour dates with Biffy Clyro:

April 2010

29-APR PERTH Concert Hall

May 2010

1-MAY BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
3-MAY LEICESTER De Montford Hall
5-MAY BRISTOL Colston Hall
6-MAY LONDON Hammersmith Apollo

"Addictive and immediate, impossible to forget" - The Fly

"Positively drips with emotional depth...cathartic" - NME

"Unequivocally one of the best rock records of 2009" -

"Domestic strife, anti-social neighbours, lost children and "wine on our breath" never sounded so epic" - The Word

The Twilight Sad is: Andy MacFarlane (guitars), James Graham (vocals), Mark Devine (drums), Craig Orzel (bass)

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