LIVE REVIEW: The Twilight Sad, Michael Timmons @ The Georgian Theatre, Stockton (25.08.22) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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What I would describe as a power surge of the most magical and monumental music made this an unforgettable night at The Georgian Theatre. From the first flood of keyboards and crash of piledriver beat, The Twilight Sad announced themselves to an audience that were quickly swept up off their feet. Singer James Graham is a front man that oozes presence. He doesn’t need to say much between songs, the emotion he expounds through the Scottish burr and the statuesque poses between manic dance moves speaks volumes. And indeed there is plenty of volume.

Yet you could have heard a pin drop for support singer/songwriter Michael Timmons. Apologising profusely for the downbeat nature of his songs, the moving lyrics and weeping guitar of the man from East Kilbride were a worthy prelude to the main act. There was something about the shimmering reverb guitar that made you expect Liz Fraser to step in and sing Song To The Siren.

Back to the main men and we were caught in a Scottish Arcade Fire storm with Joy Division drama and intensity, and yet this is all so very NOW. The Twilight Sad have been going for almost 20 years and yet it seems like their story is only just beginning. Epic.

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