Twin Atlantic are set to perform an intimate live set at HMV Manchester as well as signing copies of their new album GLA on 12 September.

The exclusive performance will take place at 6pm and gives fans a chance to catch them perform before they set off on a two month long European tour.

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GLA was written in Glasgow, and the band repaired to Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to record the album, working with Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club) who produced some tracks for previous Top 10 album Great Divide (2014). Under his direction, they eschewed old school recording techniques, taping their parts separately. This change in their recording process marked the grander ambitions of the new songs, while their dream mixer Alan Moulder (best known for his unforgettable work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters and My Bloody Valentine) came aboard to give the album the essential finishing touch.

Lead vocalist, Sam McTrusty says of the latest album GLA and its connection to their home city, Glasgow, “This is where we come from. It’s laced in our blood not to mention our art and vision. It’s bold. It’s in our voice. It’s time to embrace it and not work around it. This album is our reflection of what it’s like to come from a city at the forefront of multiculturalism, both forward thinking and with a real sense of community, but also with a dark and rough history. We have changed our approach to writing and recording; we turned the idea of a rock band upside down, conforming only to this one idea – to take back rock and roll. To give people something real again. You can’t get more real than Glasgow.”

While speaking about recording the album, McTrusty said; “Recording an album is unlike anything else that I do, it is more intense and yet more relaxed than live singing. As nervous as I am to be putting this album on record forever, I am equally excited to try to make each song the best possible performance I can.”

Twin Atlantic will appear at HMV Manchester, 92, Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, M4 2HU, Tuesday 12th September at 5:15pm (Fans must pre-order the album in-store to secure a wristband, which they’ll collect with their pre-order. Any remaining wristbands will be available on a first come first served basis with a copy of the album).

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