The Twilight Sad Announce New Album And Tour

The Twilight Sad Announce New Album "Nobody Wants To Leave", share new Track "There's A Girl In The Corner" The LP comes out on October 28 on Fatcat Records

The Twilight Sad is set to release Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave via FatCat on October 28 in North America. Their fourth studio album follows the release of 2012’s No One Can Ever Know. The first single “There’s A Girl In The Corner” was released today and can be streamed below. The Scottish trio–James Graham (vocals), Andy MacFarlane (guitar), and Mark Devine (drums)—has also announced fall North American dates that include an extensive tour with fellow Scots We Were Promised Jetpacks, and a headline show on October 16 at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade where they will perform their celebrated debut album Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters in its entirety.

Where each album prior to Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave saw the Twilight Sad tackling new sounds and ways of writing, their latest work draws from their entire career. “Over the eight years we’ve been touring, our live sound has taken on different forms, from full on noise/feedback, to a sparse, synth led sound, to a stripped back set up with just keys, drum machine and guitar, to playing with an orchestra, and to just an acoustic with vocal,” says MacFarlane. “We wanted to try and capture all of those elements and develop them in some way to make the new record.” Opting to stay in Glasgow, the album was produced at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom studio, engineered by live soundman Andrew Bush, mixed by Peter Katis (also responsible for Fourteen Autumns), with touring member Johnny Docherty playing bass.

“We spent a lot of time at home when writing this new record, we got to hang out with old friends and get back to some sort of normality, which I think really helped me clear my mind and focus in on writing these new songs,” Graham says. “I had a lot I wanted to get off my chest and I’ve done that with this new record.”

While the scene from which they hail has become more of a force on the international circuit—including their fellow FatCat brothers Frightened Rabbit who parted ways in favor of a major label deal and former TTS bandmate Martin Doherty finding fame as one third of Chvrches—mainstream popularity has largely evaded the Twilight Sad, Graham notes, “I love being in this band, it’s everything to me. I want to play big gigs, small gigs. I just want to write and play music for as long as I can. We don’t write pop songs (p.s. I love pop songs) so I don’t think we’ll ever really break into the mainstream but if we can keep progressing musically and people are still coming to our gigs then I’ll be happy.”

“I think it’s a testament to the music we’ve written and the people who support our band that we’ve got this far,” continues Graham. “Everyone always says their new album is their best, I’m not going to say that. I love all of our albums as they document that time in our lives be it good or bad. All I’ll say is that I am extremely proud of the record and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”


Track Listing – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

01 – There’s A Girl In The Corner

02 – Last January

03 – I Could Give You All That You Don’t Want

04 – It Never Was The Same

05 – Drown So I Can Watch

06 – In Nowheres

07 – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

08 – Pills I Swallow

09 – Leave The House

10 – Sometimes I Wished I Could Fall Asleep

The Twilight Sad Tour Dates

Aug 30 Glasgow, UK – Richmond Park

Sep 11 Aberdeen, UK – Lemon Tree

Sep 12 Birnam, UK – Arts Centre

Sep 13 Strathpeffer, UK – Pavillion

Oct 5 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen

Oct 6 London, UK – Boston Music Rooms

Oct 7 Nottingham, UK – Bodega

Oct 9 Edinburgh, UK – Pleasance

Oct 16 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC **Headline Show (Performing Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters in it’s entirety)

Oct 17 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall +

Oct 18 Montreal, QC – Il Motore +

Oct 19 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre +

Oct 20 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick +

Oct 22 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner +

Oct 23 Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater +

Oct 24 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre +

Oct 25 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater +

Oct 26 St Louis, MO – The Old Rock House +

Oct 28 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater +

Oct 29 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge +

Oct 30 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House +

Nov 01 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading +

Nov 02 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom +

Nov 04 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club +

Nov 07 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre +

Nov 08 San Diego, CA – Irenic +

Nov 09 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom +

Nov 11 Austin, TX – The Mohawk +

Nov 12 Dallas, TX – Trees +

Nov 13 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s +

Nov 14 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks +

Nov 15 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre +

Nov 16 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West +

Nov 18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +

Nov 19 Washington, DC – 930 Club +

Nov 20 Boston, MA – Paradise +

Nov 21 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +

Nov 22 New York, NY – Webster Hall +

+with We Were Promised Jetpacks

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