There may be dark clouds and rain in London city but inside Camden's KoKo the stage comes to life. Twin Atlantic tonight play a sold out show, after years of hard work they have scored winning appraisal from fans, radio stations and the music chart hundreds of miles away from their Glasgow home.
Supported by ME, who can only be described as the Australian version of Muse meets Panic At The Disco meets The Klaxons, the band begin the show looking like public choir boys, talking like they’re royalty but sounding and acting extravagantly as their frontman’s prestigious and definitely memorable voice echoes. Meanwhile, the rest of the band stand like statues and let their music do all the performing.
To liven things up, Watford crew Lower Than Atlantis, set things straight with a flavour of UK alternative ingredients stirred with a dash of true rock power to see a successful set through a sea of faces already assured of their potential of how good this band are and can be. To simply describe this band as 'great' is an understatement, tonight is like hearing their songs played on a HD TV at full volume. Before making way for the headliners, Lower Than Atlantis perform a cover of Foo Fighters 'Never Surrender' and are the fine example of not surrendering to the music scene competition.
Twin Atlantic open with 'Yes I Was Drunk', as the lights behind them form a sunset, framing this collective of jaw droppingly brilliant Scots. Sam McTrusty vocals are the definition of mind blowing, framed by a confident raise of drumbeats and his own astoundingly catchy lyrics. Scotland’s Got Talent and mountains of it with Twin Atlantic shaping a sound and image only British bands would strive for. Lyrics such as “believe in me" are reflected in the fact that this band can effortlessly sell out a show such as tonights.
'Eight Days' is performed with nothing short of a flawless bounce, crowd pleasers 'What Is Light, Where Is Happiness', 'Edit Me' and 'Lightspeed' are played and received with positive energy and fists punching the air in unison. New song 'Lost Ones' is a catchy melodic anthem that challenges the music scene to keep up with Twin Atlantic showcasing their guitar skills to perfection. 'You’re Turning Into John Wayne' showcases a very talented frontman building a memorable night for those in the crowd tonight who will surely come back multiple times on their next tour.
Sam continues the Twin Atlantic stamp of being strong and dynamic in the acoustic rendition before heading into 'Crash Land' which is sung mostly by the crowd, confirming the bands ability to be a beautiful Scottish rock band but do an acoustic session with the same rock attitude.
Closing the show with “Make A Beast Of Myself” and “Free”; Twin Atlantic's finest tracks that come packed full of mighty choruses, festival-like stage to crowd presence and of course that brilliant Scottish accent! Lyrics “Where’s your passion / where’s your fire tonight?” can be answered with both the passion and fire can be found in the four that form Twin Atlantic as they light up the room even until the very last beat of the closing drum solo.