ALBUM REVIEW: The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 3.11.14


There’s something about the Scottish accent and its weathered, gritty tones when spoken in anger, however Twilight Sad’s James Graham balances emotive, honest lyrics with an urgent yet contemplative delivery. On this their fourth studio album, Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave, Graham is on top form and his gritty voice soars amid splashes of washed out melodic guitar, industrial post-punk bass, euphoric orchestral pieces and gloomy synthesisers. Whilst the band are very much sticking to their dark coated roots, there’s a real mixture of sounds offered up here and, while thanks to Graham’s somewhat dejected vocal style they manage to keep their much-loved edge, there are signs of a more optimistic tone. Gets better on every listen.

Released: 03.11.14

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