The Twilight Sad at the Independent

A band that hails from the Glasgow area arrived in SF last week to support their 3rd studio album, No One Can Ever Know. The album got my attention with their new synthesizer sound that reminds me of the Cure. My friend Patrick more aptly described it as sounding ” like the bastard child of The Pogues and Joy Division.” With a name and album art that tries too hard, it’s the voice of singer James Graham that really elevates this band to something special. With a nice Scottish brogue he woke up a subdued Thursday night crowd. If you at one time embraced the new wave/post punk culture of the eighties, this should capture your attention. Listen to the complete album on Spotify, if the first song below gets your interest. The whole album is pretty good, I just have to find the lyrics to understand wot e is sayin’!

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