The Twilight Sad kicked off their US tour with Mono in LA on Saturday night and this week the Kilsyth band will hit Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Salt Lake City and Denver. The BBC’s Vic Galloway has more on the Twilight Sad as well as our weekly listing of every Scottish gig outside the UK:

The Twilight Sad have also added a date in Austin on June 11th to the schedule. Full tour details at Scotland On Tour.

Twilight Sad on the West Coast

by Vic Galloway

An utterly incredible band from Kilsyth, The Twilight Sad will take your breath away live and on record.

Waves of discordant noise and feedback swirl around dark, twisted lyrics and almost folk-like melodies as you are transported into a weird dream-world. Beautiful songs that remind you of a cross between My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, Leonard Cohen and Arab Strap with an utterly epic quality, this is a band who could and should play stadia. However, possibly the dark, lyrical subject matter and off-kilter, auto-destructive guitar-playing will render them a cult act… only time will tell.

Their debut LP ’14 autumns and 15 winters’ was a triumph that put them on the map in the UK, Europe and the USA. The second, ‘Forget the Night Ahead’ cemented that reputation and hopefully will build them into the household name they deserve to be.

Bring your earplugs and marvel at them on a bill with Japan’s Mono.

www.myspace.com/thetwilightsad

Also on tour this week: Meursault, Colin Hay, Errors, Sparrow and the Workshop, The Proclaimers, Frightened Rabbit, and Fur Hood.

Vic

Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:

Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
Vic has Over The Wall in session.

Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Vic has Glasgow’s French Wives in session.

Follow Vic on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vicgalloway and at www.myspace.com/vicgallowayr1

Buy The Twilight Sad on Itunes:
The Twilight Sad

Twilight Sad – The Room (Acoustic)

Scotland on Tour this week

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Photo Credit: Mr November