The Twilight Sad

R5 Presents

The Twilight Sad


Wed, November 7, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

The Twilight Sad - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Twilight Sad
Based outside of Glasgow, The Twilight Sad formed in late 2003. The band played a couple of gigs at the 13th Note in Glasgow, creating half hour-long pieces of music using guitars, bass, drums, theremin, tape loops from films and old folk/country songs, effects pedals, toy keyboards, thumb pianos, saws, computer games and a lot of noise in an attempt to try and discover a sound they could call their own and continue to develop. After these two shows, they rejected many gig offers, and became a more reclusive unit, spending any spare time they had in the studio focused on writing and sculpting away at new material.

In September 2005, they wrote four songs they thought gave a relatively good perspective of the band, and went into a local studio to record them, producing it themselves. Staying in the studio for many nights, they used a 24-track desk to build layer upon layer of sound, trying to get the best representation as possible. Thinking that the CD they came out with showed little more than some kind of raw potential, they posted it down to FatCat as a demo. After receiving a positive response and a request for more tracks, the band continued to expand on their song writing and kept regularly in contact with the label. Instead of paying for more studio time they began to make lo-fi recordings in bedrooms, bathrooms and their own rehearsal space, developing a more folk/experimental/noise sound. In mid-May the band came down to Brighton to meet the label and played on the bill of a FatCat night on the pier alongside The Mutts, Charlottefield, The Rank Deluxe, and fellow Glasgow band, The Frightened Rabbit.

Where the band's recorded sound is layered with many melodies, their live sound is a more intense experience which replaces the intricacies of the recordings with a more visceral wall of noise.
Errors - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Errors is a 4 piece band from Glasgow, Scotland. Originally formed in 2004 by Simon Ward, Stephen Livingstone and Greg Paterson on the back of a 3 track demo recorded in Simon's bedroom the band quickly set about making a name for themselves in their hometown with their unique take on dance music. The band were soon taken under the wing of Mogwai who signed them to their Rock Action label alongside the likes of Part Chimp and James Orr Complex.
To date they have released a series of 7" singles, EPs and their debut album "It's Not Something But It Is Like Whatever" through Rock Action and these releases have brought them to the attention of the mainstream media with support and acclaim for the band coming across the board from MTV, DJ's like Zane Lowe, John Kennedy and Vic Galloway along with sessions at Maida Vale for Mary Anne Hobbs, Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens, magazines such as NME, Dazed and Confused and Rock Sound as well as tours and live dates with bands as varied as Underworld, Franz Ferdinand, Explosions In The Sky, Gary Numan and Mogwai.

2009 marked the recording of Errors' sophomore release; "Come Down With Me". Recorded and produced by the band in their customised studio "The Freezer" based in Glasgow's East End. The record builds on the merged sound of electronic and analogue that has become Errors signature. Angular, spiraling guitars, underpinned by truly mesmerising beats combined with euphoric synths and pop hooks.

"Come Down With Me" was released to critical acclaim in 2010 described in a 4 star review in Q as "a thrilling invitation" while NME hailed them as "one of the most interesting bands in the country". The band are about to release a remix album of their sophmore release entitled "Celebrity Come Down With Me" featuring contributions from the likes of The Field, Gold Panda, Mogwai and Wax Stag as well as embarking on a co-headline UK tour with fellow Scots The Twilight Sad.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125