"It’s not until you assemble – no, grow, because this is nothing if not organic – the whole thing, that the jaw-dropping brilliance of the album reveals itself." - Drowned in Sound (10/10)
"The group's 4th LP more than justifies [their] ascension. Where there were youthful, wayward meanderings, Graham has emerged a man, exorcising the sorrows of lessons learnt
along the way." - The Quietus
"Simple but effective, the lyrics are bleak, bitter phrases of existential loneliness and torment. His emotion hits just as potently throughout." - NME (8/10)
Following on from last year's widely acclaimed fourth album, Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, Scotland's The Twilight Sad today return with the news that a third single from the album, 'It Never Was the Same', will see a June 15th release on Fat Cat Records. It comes bolstered by the fact the AA-side will also include a cover of album highlight 'There's a Girl in the Corner' by The Cure's Robert Smith.
It's a perfect way to cap off what's been a whirlwind period for the band with Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave drawing rave reviews from publications including the Sunday Times, the Quietus and Q, alongside topping Drowned in Sound's best albums of 2014 and earning a rare perfect 10 from the site, finishing second in The Skinny's list, third in Popmatters' indie rock albums of the year, and topping Any Decent Music's Scottish albums of the year; touring extensively across both the United States and Europe; and a string of very well-received performances at this year's SXSW reiterating the band's ongoing relevance on either side of the Atlantic.
Later this month, the band embark on a string of UK headline dates - full details of which, as well as ticket links, can be seen below. You can hear 'It Never Was the Same' here, and a 30-second preview of the Robert Smith cover of 'There's a Girl in the Corner' here. The limited run 7" version of the single will be available from June 15th on Fat Cat Records and can be pre-ordered from April 13th.
Apr 30, 2015 - Roisin Dubh, Galway TICKETS
May 01, 2015 - Dolans, Limerick TICKETS
May 02, 2015 - Whelans, Dublin TICKETS
May 03, 2015 - Voodoo, Belfast TICKETS
Jul 09, 2015 - 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham TICKETS
Jul 10, 2015 - T in the Park Festival, Balado TICKETS
Jul 16, 2015 - Latitude Festival, Suffolk TICKETS
Tracklisting - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
01 - There's A Girl In The Corner
02 - Last January
03 - I Could Give You All That You Don't Want
04 - It Never Was The Same
05 - Drown So I Can Watch
06 - In Nowheres
07 - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
08 - Pills I Swallow
09 - Leave The House
10 - Sometimes I Wished I Could Fall Asleep
Buy the album on vinyl, here, and digitally, here.
Pre-orders of the limited edition 7" 'It Never Was the Same' + 'There's a Girl in the Corner' (Robert Smith cover) are available from April 13th