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The Twilight Sad Share Two New Songs Rats And Public Housing Ahead Of Autumn Tour

Tuesday, 08 October 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

The Twilight Sad have shared two new songs ahead of their autumn tour dates.

Titled Rats and Public Housing, the tracks mark the Scottish indie rockers' first new music since 'It Won't Be Like This All The Time' arrived in January of this year. They're both available to stream now with a limited double a-side 7" coming in December. 

The two songs were written for the 'IWBLTATT' sessions, prior to their fifth LP's release in January of this year. Rats is a full throttle post-punk offering, while Public Housing is a little more measured. The band's Andy MacFarlane: 

"Rats was in the first of demos - along with Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting and The Arbor - that paved the way for developing the sound and direction we wanted to take the album in. We were trying to capture more of the chaotic live sound of the band and condense it into three minutes."

Frontman James Graham added:

"As the recording process [for 'IWBLTATT'] progressed, we could tell that these two songs were a little different from the rest of the album.

"To me they felt heavier and lyrically they came from a place of complete despair. They started to stand out on their own separately from the album. They were songs we really liked and they weren’t just off cuts from the album either - we wanted them to stand on their own.

"So we felt like a 7" double AA-side single was the release the songs deserved. The two songs feel linked to me, one has no hope and the other is reaching out looking for some good in people/myself/the world."

The band perform in Dublin, Newcastle and Leeds later this month before heading to London, Manchester and Edinburgh in November.

The Twilight Sad Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed October 16 2019 - DUBLIN Button Factory
Mon October 21 2019 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Newcastle University Students Union
Tue October 22 2019 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Sat November 23 2019 - LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
Sun November 24 2019 - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sat November 30 2019 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall

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