Twin Atlantic @ NYC’s The Studio at Webster Hall (01/29)

Photo: Nina Milnes

Hailing all the way from Glasgow, alternative rockers Twin Atlantic took the stage at The Studio at Webster Hall on Sunday night to show off their chops to a sold-out crowd. The four-piece have been playing shows on what might be their biggest North American tour to date alongside We Are the Ocean, The Swellers, and You Me at Six, no doubt garnering new fans along the way with their hard-hitting performances.

Energy was running high by the time We Are the Ocean wrapped up their set, and Twin Atlantic followed. They opened with “Make a Beast of Myself,” and everyone in the room was immediately hooked. Although it seemed like most of the audience hadn’t heard much of the band before, Twin Atlantic definitely won the crowd over from the start. Lead singer Sam McTrusty is certainly a force to be reckoned with, busting out vocals that surpass all expectations. The set pummeled on, featuring “The Ghost of Eddie,” “What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?,” and “Time for You to Stand Up,” all showing off the band’s fantastic chemistry together. The highlight of the night for me came from the performance of “Yes, I Was Drunk,” one of their slower songs that showcased a more tender side of the group. After cranking out “You’re Turning Into John Wayne,” the band announced that they would be playing their last song and were met with a resounding “No!” from the crowd. Without a doubt, the group had left quite an impression. They ended the night with their single “Free,” capping off a wonderfully executed show that proved that Twin Atlantic are a band to keep an eye on.

Setlist:

Make a Beast of Myself
The Ghost of Eddie
What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?
Time for You to Stand Up
Yes, I Was Drunk
You’re Turning Into John Wayne
Free