South African fans were elated when the news broke in May 2015 that Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic will be performing in South Africa. As a warm up to their shows at Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town and at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos, Twin Atlantic will visit Red Bull Studios, Cape Town to perform on 5Live on Friday, 7 August. 5FM listeners will be familiar with Twin Atlantic`s catchy singles that have been playing on 5FM since August 2014: Brothers and Sisters, Heart and Soul and Hold On.
Twin Atlantic has had a busy year, including an extensive tour in the UK. They have been performing to full houses and have received rave reviews following the success of their latest album release Great Divide.
Band member, Sam McTrusty says that the band is looking forward to their time in South Africa. “It’s going to be a trip of a lifetime for us and something we never realised we could achieve with this band. We have been playing major festivals in the UK, North America, Europe and Australia so it’s with big smiles and pride that we can now say we have been to a whole new continent and rocked with people so far from home. See you soon.”
Twin Atlantic formed in 2007 when McTrusty and bassist Ross McNae, a friend from school, joined forces with drummer Craig Kneale and lead guitarist and occasional cello player Barry McKenna. All four had been in previous bands on the Glasgow scene. They bonded over a shared love of alternative rock, punk-pop and the city’s skate and street art scene, as well as a determination to make music their day jobs. Their ferocious shows soon saw them booked to support Smashing Pumpkins, Biffy Clyro and their teen idols Blink 182. Within two years, they had played most major UK festivals and been signed, following a tip-off from Alan McGee, to American label Red Bull Records.
Twin Atlantic will be on stage at One Night in Cape Town Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront on Friday, 7 August and at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos on Sunday, 9 August.