UK Artist of the Week: Twin Heart

Over the past 20 years emo’s been trying to find its voice while evolving into a vast array of sub genres that could easily appear on the same compilation album. Emotional punk, post hardcore, and metal music still thrive in today’s alternative market and Scottish trio Twin Heart bring their own unique creativity to the mix.

Twin Heart’s debut EP, “Progress: Decline” focuses closely on the band’s setbacks and successes in the time they’ve been performing together. Taking influences from artists such as Brand New, Alexisonfire, and Saves The Day while incorporating the raw power of Marmozets with the expressive sensibilities of Paramore at their very best, the threesome have created subtle and emotional lyrical content set against high octane alt-rock producing a hybrid they can call their own.

“Suffocating,” the official single due to be released from the EP, captures Twin Heart’s energy and passion in four strong minutes. Dawn Baxter’s voice is powerful yet fragilile, conveying the song’s message of being smothered by the weight of the world. Opening tracks “Ghosts” and “Young Eyes” create a relentless first half of the EP. “Progress,” an instrumental, breaks up the intensity brilliantly allowing the band to showcase a deftness of touch while illustrating a command of their respective instruments before the calm is blown away via epic closer “Speak To Me,” the music fading until the vocals are affectively isolated.

“Progress: Decline” is out now via Rip It Up Records.

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