The Twilight Sad @ ABC1 02-04-10

May 6, 2010

THE TWILIGHT SAD
ABC1, Glasgow, April 2 * * * * *

If ever a band deserved wider recognition it’s The Twilight Sad. One of the hardest-working bands currently doing the rounds, tonight they played their biggest headlining show to date to a packed ABC.
Adding to the sense of occasion was the use of quadrophonic sound. Something of an audacious and costly move by the trio, rounded out to a five-piece live, it proved an inspired decision and contributed to making this a contender for gig of the year.
With sound being manipulated between the standard PA and two towering speaker stacks at the rear of the room, songs like Walking For Two Hours, That Summer At Home I Had Become The Invisible Boy and I Became A Prostitute engulfed the crowd in a hypnotic cocoon of sound.
It was most effective on I’m Taking The Train Home, Andy MacFarlane’s torrents of distortion flooding the room while set closer Cold Days From The Birdhouse rounded off a display that had fans searching for superlatives capable of summing up what was a unique and mesmerising experience.

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