The Twilight Sad - Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did
Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did perhaps shouldn’t be taken as indicative of where The Twilight Sad will go next, more a reflection of where they've come from. With the buzz of Fourteen Autumns... still ringing in our ears one year later - combined with an unrelenting touring schedule for the Kilsyth quartet - demand for fresh material is already growing. This is a halfway house: including stripped down, ethereal reworkings of songs from their debut, one that never made the cut, and a Daniel Johnston cover (Some Things Last A Long Time). Take Cold Days From The Birdhouse, that most ominous and fiery of harbingers, for instance. The tinnitus-inducing guitars have been replaced by an escalating gauze of swirling shoegaze, allowing James Graham's crystalline articulation to remain the focal point of the music. Creditably, nothing seems overdone or self-gratifying; it's just a welcome bonus for the many that enjoyed their debut.