TWENTY ONE PILOTS
A couple of well-received albums, a Hollywood soundtrack and a Grammy Award. Not a bad stash to have under your belt.
Twenty One Pilots have been busy since 2015, their breakthrough year. After Heathens featuring in Suicide Squad, the duo released Jumpsuit and Nico and the Niners, the first two singles from upcoming album Trench.
Jumpsuit takes over from where Heavydirtysoul left off, both in terms of the music video and the prominent, aggressive, bassy sound. The band look to be trying to achieve the magic of growing up alongside their fanbase; the fashion, the delivery and the angst will continue to speak to the disenchanted adolescents but there’s no question their sound is becoming more and more grown up as well as a little darker.
TRENCH is out today.
Lindsey Jordan – AKA Snail Mail – has made quite an impact with her debut album Lush. Plenty of mainstream and too-cool indie publications have already welcomed her into the alternative music scene with open arms.
The solo artist has encapsulated the bedroom rockstar vibe, and sound. The sound of Lush should suit the cosy atmosphere of the venue, especially on a typical October evening when you feel like ducking in somewhere for a bit of chat and refreshment. It will probably be the last time to see Snail Mail in such an intimate setting in Glasgow, her next stop here could well be the Barrowlands.
Snail Mail plays the Hug and Pint in Glasgow on Oct 23.
FIRST AID KIT
The Swedish sisters are the reigning queens of folk-pop and have grown their fanbase with every show.
First Aid Kit tickets were amongst the first to sell out at this years Summer Nights and it’s likely that the tickets for this October show will move just as fast.
My Silver Lining is perhaps the duo’s most well-known song but if you were to pick any album of theirs at random, you would find a half-dozen songs that would improve your commute (assuming you have even a slight interest in folk or country music).
Ruins – their most recent album – stays true to folk music songwriting, with the usual themes of love, loss and loneliness. The music and harmonies make it a sweet album rather than one that will kill your mood.
First Aid Kit play the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on Oct 28.