CD Review: The Twilight Sad – Forget The Night Ahead

forget the night aheadAt present, Scotland is a breeding ground for superb musical talent.

This Kilsyth based four piece are no exception.

‘Forget The Night Ahead’ is the band’s second album, and showcases a more mature yet dark sound.

Opener ‘Reflection Of The Television’ starts with a screech of guitar fuzz and pounding drums, and continues to take you on a journey of haunting and dramatic melodies. You get the feeling you are joining vocalist James Graham in his brutally honest lyrics and feel his anguish.

There are many stand out tracks on the album, ‘I Became A Prostitute’ being one of them. An anthemic song it most certainly is, with a big chorus and Muse esque riff, but still holding on to the dark honest lyrics.

The Twilight Sad are a band on the up going by this collection of song’s. With a sound best described as Indie gone slightly bad, they may not appeal to the average Indie Rock fan. They are different, but in a very good way, providing a mature, mesmerising alternative to the happy go lucky pop influences of there contemporaries.

After a few listens, preferably in a darkened room, you really appreciate the brilliance of this band.

www.myspace.com/thetwilightsad

Buy at Fatcat Records!

Aaron Phillips