In the Studio: The Twilight Sad

Having played every shed in Scotland before moving on to conquer Europe with Mogwai late last year, The Twilight Sad's James Graham exclusively reveals the Kilsyth quartet's plans for album number two.

Feature by James Graham | 31 Dec 2008
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So we are heading in to Chem 19 at the start of January, probably a couple of stone heavier and with our livers needing a wee break after the festive period. The record doesn’t have a name yet because we like to name it when everything is finished, but no doubt we will come up with something very long and very pretentious to try and make out that we are intelligent. All the songs are written and we hope to get it out in the second half of the year, but there will be a single and a video in the first half.

We have definitely moved on from 14 Autumns and 15 Winters, musically and lyrically. One thing that I can promise is that the lyrics are very dark, but you might have to look into them a bit to realise. They are mainly based around things that have happened to me over the past two years, revolving mainly around losing people and being none too proud or happy with myself about my antics and situations I’ve found myself in. So if you’re looking for a record with a lot of hope and happy songs then fuck off, ‘cause you wont find it here with us! Maybe on the third album when we all have coke and heroin addictions things will start to look a bit brighter!

The Twilight Sad's as-yet-untitled second LP is tentatively scheduled for a September 2009 release via Fat Cat.

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