Twist have announced their sophomore LP, Distancing will drop on December 7th via Buzz Records (Weaves, Casper Skulls). Along with with the news, the band have shared the video for the first single “Venus.” The follow up to her 2016 debut Spectral, and the Benefits EP from last year, the release sees Laura Hermiston continue her partnership with producer Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck, while bringing her touring bandmates, including members of Zeus, Biblical and Michael Rault’s backing band, into the studio for the first time. Twist kick off their North American tour on December 5th in Montreal, QC.
From Laura Hermiston:
“I don’t think this record is making any big statements on the complex world we’re living in right now,” Hermiston says. “I write about my experiences with sexism and people who act entitled to take advantage of you because that’s what I feel like I can comment on honestly. In the past I’ve felt like my voice isn’t heard and had to bite my tongue to avoid stirring up drama. I wanted to speak up about my personal experiences while still saying something universal.”
When she began the writing of a sophomore album, Hermiston took stock of her shifting surroundings in a life that exists in a constant state of flux. Examining her experiences with bad habits, unhealthy relationships, and the pervasive sexism of authority figures, she channelled these desires for distance from negative forces into a thematically cohesive collection of songs.
7) Nice Age
12/05 – Montreal, QC – Turbohaus
12/07 – Asbury Park, NJ – AP Brewery
12/09 – New York, NY – Alphaville
12/10 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
12/12 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s Locker Room
12/13 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
12/14 – Toronto, ON – Grolsch Spaces x Northern Contemporary
Expect additional dates to be announced soon